In recent years Ibiwunmi Omotayo Olaiya popularly known as Wunmi has wowed audiences from Aukland to Zanzibar, Sao Paolo to Detroit, New York to Lagos with her stagecraft, costumes, powerful singing and amazing dance moves. She delivers challenging and empowering lyrics with total conviction, woven into an innovative soundscape.
Wunmi is currently set to release her long awaited sophomore album titled See Me. Recorded in Ghana, the sound draws from many sources: Afrobeat, house, funk, high life, drum & bass, soul and is crafted by the finest musicians. Wunmi wrote the album with co-producers/composers, Kwame Yeboah and Jeremy Mage.
The Afro-Funk star, born in London, raised between Lagos and the UK, now living in New York stayed longer than usual in Lagos this year due to COVID-19 and said, “it has turned out to be a blessing.” Wunmi closed the Eko Theatre Carnival last August in a psychedelic, energetic show that made the Lagos crowd in Bariga scream and beg for more. She revealed to eyesofalagosboy.com, “I have always dreamt to return home to Lagos. This year has been a dream come true, collaborating with Segun Adefila and his troupe (Crown Troupe of Africa) remains priceless.”
Wunmi’s early recordings were realized as a featured artist on the tracks of house music producers Masters at Work, Pasta Boys, Osunlade and Bugz in the Attic —through her reworks of Fela Kuti tracks ‘Expensive Sh*t’ and ‘Zombie’.