Adeoluwa – the Nigerian-born, Montreal (Quebec)-grown and Regina (Saskatchewan)-based Afropop singer – has surfaced with a cinematic new single “4,5,6.” Defined by a sleek guitar riff and heartfelt lyricism, “4,5,6” is an ultrasmooth ballad in the same irresistible love-struck vein of early 2000s R&B.
Influenced by a wide variety of artists ranging from Tina Turner to Adekunle Gold to Stevie Wonder, ADEOLUWA refers to his unique, genre-bending sound as experimental Afro-fusion. The result is a musical style that transcends borders and a deeply personal, high energy stage presence that has earned him the nickname “The Greatest Showman” within the DIY Saskatchewan scene.
With EP The King of Detours on the way, ADEOLUWA is ready to catapult his career to new heights. Born from the trials and tribulations that plagued what he says was one of the hardest periods of his life, the singer turned inward and leaned on his faith to cope with the immigration difficulties, career struggles, and personal heartbreak that he was going through at the time. “4, 5, 6,” an emotional track about love and loss, is one of the EP’s standouts — and a great teaser for what listeners can expect to hear on the rest of the project.
Adeoluwa explains: “The EP is called The King of Detours because last year was not what I planned, and I made many detours on my way and ended up with this beautiful record. “4, 5,6” is the perfect introduction to the project because it begins in the middle of a time of confusion and directionless transition.”