Odunsi (The Engine)

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Odunsi the engine is a prolific Nigerian singer, songwriter and record producer born on June 7, 1996.

Odunsi grew up with his parents alongside his four siblings; two brothers and two sisters.

He attended DanceHall High School, Ikeja and finished from Hallefield College, Maryland, Lagos.

His style of music is a unique blend of different genres, influenced by EDM, R&B, Soul and Afrobeat sounds

Odunsi is the next big thing in the Nigerian music industry with a blend of different sounds, culture and influences which he categorize as Afro-Fusion.

His debut album “Rare” is one of the most distinctive project with inspiration from the 90’s pop culture. It features top artistes such as Davido, Duendita, Runtoen, Santi, Zamir LOS, Tay Iwar, Nasty C and so on.

Career

Odunsi has been around music since early age where he started going to the studio at hig school and by the time he was about to finish high school, he had started making beats.

He started as a rapper before delving into singing.

Odunsi the engine started music professionally in January 2015 as a record producer, having produced for the likes of “Boogey”, “Blackmagic”, “Adomaa”, “King Zamire” and so on.

He featured on Mi.I Abaga’s two debut albums “Rendezvous” and “Yxng Dxnz” in 2018.

He came to limelight in 2016 where he released his successful “Happy tour” which got him recognized by MOBO and got featured on MOBO ona list of artist to watch out for in 2016.

He also went on to release “Time of Our Lives” EP which comprises of seven tracks.

Odunsi released his first single “Desire” in February 2017 with the accompanied music video being aired on MTV Base UK, US and also premiered on Trace TV.

He released a joint EP “War” alongside Nonso Amadi in April 2017. The 4 tracks EP comprises of pure emotional love songs.

He also followed it up with several singles like “In the Morning” and “Divine” featuring Davido.

Odunsi released a single titled “AlteCruise” featuring Santi and Zamir in March 2018 and by October 2018, he dropped a 14 track album titled “Rare”. The album features the likes of Davido, Lady Donli, Runtown, Nasty C, Tomi Thomas, Hamza, Taylwar and so on.

2019 was a different year for Odunsi as he headlined his first solo tour “rae.live.tour” in the UK with shows in Birmingham, Manchester and London.

Odunsi released one of his most successful single :Tipsy” which gained more than 3 million streams .

Awards & Nominations

Odunsi the engine was nominated for Most Promising at Nigerian Entertainment Awards in 2017 and Best New Artist at Soundcity MVP in 2018.


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