With a voice that soothes the savage beast and a swagger that could only be inspired by the Spirits of Music, this sultry singer, songwriter, and producer's explosion onto the music scene in 2000 was a breath of fresh air for the Windy City. Born in Chicago, but raised in West Africa -- Nigeria to be exact -- Obisoulstar (2012 Raw Artsit Musician Of The Year) is the epitome of a Renaissance Man. His music is like food for the starving senses and water for a withered heart; it reflects a man who has seen a lot, forgotten little, and is not afraid to tell the story.
His music embraces the sounds of Soul, Blues, Funk, Rock, Afrobeat, Lounge, and Reggae -- with a dash of House and Alternative for extra style. Obisoulstar merges influences from the likes of Maxwell, Raphael Saadiq, Lenny Kravitz, Meshell Ndegeocello, Jimi Hendrix, Prince, and Fela Kuti (the father of Afrobeat), forming a concoction of melodic delight while promoting unity, love, and spiritual liberation through music.
Filled with energy and character, he takes his artistry everywhere time travels. He brings his audience with him on a journey, captivating them, while allowing those who share in the experience to escape through the release of spiritual energy. For this, he has been dubbed the "SoulRockinRolla".