A native of Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa, Bola’s 21+ year career in music began at the age of 19 when he released his first hit single in the UK and Nigeria. His first solo effort, “Silifa Bamijo,” launched him into the music industry in the roles of producer, lyricist, composer, and vocalist. Bola’s award-winning music has been featured in film, television and radio in addition to the wide release of his projects in Africa
Bola moved to the United States after touring the world with King Sunny Ade and the African Beats in 1998. Since that time, he has toured and recorded with the Bay Area’s “Afrika Heartbeat” (Master Talking Drummer Sikiru Adepoju, Giovanni Hidalgo) and released his debut US, UK and European solo album, “Ara Kenge.” Currently residing in Denver, Bola performs regularly with his band “Wazobia” and continues to sing, produce, compose and arrange music.