OLATUNJI

OLATUNJI

Artist

Olatunji Yearwood (born September 3, 1985), better known by his mononym Olatunji, is a Trinidadian Soca artist. Yearwood was born in Trinidad to Edward Yearwood, a well-known composer and mother Mairoon Ali, a Trinidadian actress, radio personality and teacher. He established himself as a Soca talent early on when he entered and won multiple talent shows while still in his teens, including the national Junior Calypso Monarch competition. He shot to global fame when he won Trinidad's famous Soca Groovy Monarch/International Soca Monarch in 2015, performing his blockbuster single “Ola”; He is the very last International Groovy Soca Monarch champion, as the competition’s format was changed in 2016 to exclude that category. Yearwood was featured in The Fader Magazine as the face of AfroSoca music, an emerging genre that fuses Soca and Afrobeat. His debut international album “Awakening”; was released on July 1, 2016, from FOX FUSE – the world’s largest label for Soca music. His repertoire includes hits such as Ola, Oh Yay. Indian Gyal, One Life to Live, Bam Bam and much more.

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