Nigerian-born Brit Muyiwa entered the gospel world with Restoration in 2002 and hasn’t looked back since. Dubbed the “UK Face of Gospel”, the singer-songwriter is well-known for popularising the form and bringing in elements of pop, soul, with the added charisma of World music (which includes that of his native Africa) – all with a British twist. He had recent success with Live at the Apollo (2012), the live CD and DVD recorded at his sold-out Hammersmith Apollo show with his charismatic band Riversongz, where he was accompanied by MOBO award winners Guvna B and Victizzle.
His upcoming release Èko Ilé, (which translates to ‘Lagos my home’) is out on October 30 and follows Muyiwa as he returns to his roots. The all-African album, written alongside Eddie Martin (Whitney Houston, Chris Brown) and produced by Kwame Yeboah (Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder), was predominantly recorded in Ghana, capturing the authentic spirit that inspired the myriad of genres and languages that feature on the album.