Known for his music's fusion of blues and funk styles, this Nigerian vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter released such studio albums as African Space Craft, Liquid Sunshine, and Black Orpheus. His 2008 album, Nigerian Wood, rose to a #4 position on French music charts.
He grew up in Lagos, Nigeria and London, England. He began performing and writing music at the age of thirteen and, by his late teens, had begun skipping school to perform on the streets and in the subways of London. He released his first studio album, Blufunk Is A Fact, in 1992.
A filmmaker as well as a musician, he produced a short titled BLACKSPEEDTEXT.
His marriage to fellow singer Akure Wall lasted from 1994 until 1996. Over a decade later, he married Huwua Mukan for two years before divorcing.
He was greatly influenced by the music of fellow Nigerian performer Fela Kuti.