Akintunde Abiodun Timileyin (born February 16, 2000) is a fast-rising singer and rapper. He is known professionally by the stage name, T.I Blaze.
He is that fresher who is making waves in the Nigerian music industry with hit songs such as Try Me, Sometimes, Zero Joy, Gbedu, Feelings, and Oba.
He came to the limelight in 2021 after one of his singles went viral in the country and received massive airplay on radio stations. T.I Blaze is a Street Pop artiste and specializes in the Indigenous Rap (Yoruba) sub-genre.
T.I Blaze was birthed into the world on the 16th Of February 2000. He was born into the family of Mr. and Mrs. Akintunde. Eight days after he was born, a naming ceremony was organized in his honor, and he was given the name: Timileyin Abiodun Akintunde.
He was born and raised in Ogun State. He comes from a humble background, which exposed him to the hardship faced by Nigeria’s low-income and middle-income families. And his background would later influence the kind of music he created later in life.
Music for T.I Blaze started as an avenue to showcase his passion and express the challenges he faced regularly. He started by creating freestyle songs for the enjoyment of his close friends and schoolmates. As he advanced in age, his passion for art grew.
Encouraged by the success of other Street Pop artists like Olamide, Lil Kesh, and Chinko Ekun, he set the goal of becoming a superstar. Thus, he improved his rap, songwriting, and singing prowess to become a better musician.