Born in Far Rockaway, Queens, the son of Nigerian immigrants; Femi began his foray into music as a teen heavily influenced by the likes of Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Michael Jackson along with a whole host of other pioneers who covered in their music all aspects of life ranging from the sensual to the spiritual.
His father, an avid music lover had a very diverse record collection which helped foster Femi’s musical appetites. Due to this early exposure, he developed an openness which has afforded him vast range in his composition abilities. The different rhythms and cadences of Pop, R&B/Soul, Funk, Rock, Hip hop, Salsa, Afrobeat, Punk etc all contribute to making him the artist he is today.
Despite his unique sound, range and performance capabilities, many among his family are skeptical of the viability of his decision to pursue music as a professional career, discouraging this move at every turn. Their preference being for him to opt into what any truly gifted artist would consider a life of misery, a steady 9 to 5 profession. Femi remains defiant and will continue to rebel, thus here we are.