Akinwale James Koleosho is a Touring Artist/Musician and a TV Model.
He was born in Lagos Nigeria into a polygamous family by an African mother and father In November 11/1987. His Mom Abosede Koleosho is the first wife with 4 Kids (3 girls and 1 boy) of which Akinwale is her last child and the only son.
His Father Kunle Koleosho was a professional singer, who worked with great Nigerian music household names likes Ebenezer Obey and many others.
Akinwale’s journey started as a young musical prodigy. The talented musician kicked off his career as a drummer at age 9. He was also the lead singer at his juvenile choir in Lagos. At the age of 12 he was the only young Hawaiian lap steel guitarist in his Yoruba community and at the age of 17, he switched into the conventional guitar to accompany his singing in a bid to take his musical career to the next level.
During Akinwale’s early days, he was one of the most appreciated and famous guitarists in the hood he resides but this is nothing close to what the performer wanted, as his dream is to take his rare talent beyond the shores of his beloved country Nigeria. This seemingly tall dream became a reality in no time as Akin successfully migrated to Johannesburg SA in 2012 after studying PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION at the Lagos state university in 2012, at the age of 24.
Akin who is also gifted with song writing skills would later dropped his first ALBUM titled: ALAFIA (PEACE)
Over the years as a professional musician/musical artist, Akinwale James has worked with virtually all the South African music house hold names within the period of 2012 till present. The musician has also toured the SOUTHERN AFRICAN COUNTRIES, EUROPE, AND SOUTH AMERICA since the released of his album.
In addition to his blossoming career, Akinwale is also a budding model who has worked with quite a number of modelling agencies such as : Sync Model Management and Select Models.
One of Akinwale’s modelling deal was the face of the “SHAVE TO REMEMBER” COMMERCIAL/ADVERT IN THE NAME OF THE GREAT NELSON MANDELA.
Warm and cheerful Akinwale James believes so much in good humanity towards people and thus has met and worked with many people both within his career and beyond.
IN THE WORDS OF AKINWALE JAMES, THE JOURNEY CONTINUES.