Artist Brand Name:
1. Please, can our readers get to know you? Briefly introduce yourself to our audience.
I am a Singer, Writer, Storyteller and Event Curator
2. What exactly are you into? What is your business all about?
I am all about the Creative Arts and promoting authentic African culture in the Diaspora while healing and inspiring humanity. I am a performing artist (singer, storyteller
I also write copy for creative brands, create and curate musical, arts and
3. What inspired you to get started?
An awareness of God’s divine purpose for my life.
4. What is your educational background?
I have a varied academic background that includes a degree in Education & Communications Arts from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria; International Relations from Nottingham University, United Kingdom and most recently, a Masters in Arts Administration from the Savannah College of Arts & Design, Atlanta. Georgia.
5. What are your motivations?
My family and the bigger vision of my God-given calling.
6. What advice do you have for other people who want to do this same thing?
Tap into your inner drive and natural talents, you have to be very passionate and willing to learn as you build so that when challenges come, you will be able to handle them. Know your “why” you do what you do.
7. Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
I see seeds that I have already sown in the past and current years growing into healthy sustainable trees and bearing fruits, turning passion into profit.
More specifically, I also see myself starting to build creative arts institutions and musical healing centers in different parts of the African continent like I always dreamed of. Deo Volente.
8. Any present or future projects?
After the release of my debut album “Organically Singing” some years ago and several singles after, I am currently developing a one woman stage musical and also about to resume curating “Terra Cotta Open Stage Fridays…” – a bi-weekly open mic style music event for afro-indie artists in Atlanta.
9. What is the biggest challenge you’ve experienced in your business as a person of color?
Not an obstacle per se, but not only as a person of color but also as a person of “accent”. I am most times the only “African immigrant” in a room of creatives during auditions.
Having lived in London for a while and relocated directly from there to the US, I have a blended speaking accent of Nigerian with a hint of British and a very tiny percentage of American which many say “it’s beautiful” but as it relates to the Acting industry.
My accent makes me stand out and although some roles perfectly fit me, they pass me by, unfortunately (a dialect class has been suggested which I might just take up) but I know it will work out for my good one day 🙂
10. Are you married or single?
Married for 17 years and blessed with two great young men
11. How can we connect with you on social media?
@Tosinger on all social media platforms
12. What is your greatest accomplishment?
I haven’t hit a “greatest” yet, but I believe my little drops of water will make a mighty ocean one day 🙂
13. As a person of color, what advice will you give someone starting their own business or career?
Do what you love and be open to learning more about your chosen field. With passion, knowledge and faith in God, you will jump the hurdles to reach that successful destination.