Friday, October 07, 2011

THE GAME NEEDS 'YOLE'


Yole, born Oluwatoyole Adepoju on May 11, 1989, is the first of four boys born to Dr. and Dr. (Mrs) Adepoju. The Nigerian born artist was taken to Sydney, Australia as a toddler and was introduced to orchestral music at a tender age. Yole’s interest in hip-hop started very early in life with his performance as a rapper in his class’ imitation of the ‘Joyful Joyful’ number from Sister Act 2. As he grew older, he began writing numbers for his church's children choir.
Yole’s strength is in rap music metaphors and similes became major ingredients in his style. At thirteen he began attending rap battle competitions in his neighborhood. From this, he began to compete in the battles but was not able to win any.  However, Yole honed his writing skills and although he stopped participating in battles, he never stopped free-styling.
At sixteen, Yole gained admission into Covenant University to study Petroleum engineering. By then he had been writing songs and had participated in numerous ciphers. With the help of producer Nasty (now Nastizzle) he recorded his first track titled ‘Black-White-Black’.
He and his family later moved to England, and the exposure was limitless. It was the rebirth of Yole. With help and encouragement from friends in the music industry, such as Silly beats, he was able to breathe life into a still-born career.
The road has since been clear cut for the 22 year old who has since worked with Tintin, Silly Beats, Sencosonic, Contradiction, Oyinkansola, MsChief and many more.
With his momentum in music, Yole is fast becoming a force to reckon with among artists both home and abroad.



Acknowledgement: Bio wordings as provided by "Yole"








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