The Nigerian-born artist “Akin” pushes the boundaries of music. Mixing R&B with Hip Hop, Reggae and his African roots, Akin is a one-of-a-kind musician whose diverse background has helped him perfect an original voice that parallels his unique sound. “In my short years here on earth, I’ve experienced a lot that inspires what I write about,” he says. Raised from a family of sixteen children, Akin learned to express himself from an early age. First performing when he was nine, he grew up with music in his bones and fell in love with writing songs at an early age. “Growing up in Africa and then traveling to Canada gave me the mix of African and Western influences,” he says. “In Africa, my relatives and parents often tell me stories that helped fuel my imagination and creativity. Also, living in North America added cultural diversity to my style of music,” says Akin. “My personal vision is to uplift and inspire people through my songs.” Such passion to tell untold stories sets him apart from other musicians. Singing about his everyday life, real life events, his childhood growing up in Africa, as well as his experiences in Canada, mix seamlessly to create a style that is distinct and yet familiar. “Most artist sing about same things,” he says. “I sing about real life issues that everyone can relate to – world issues, family issues and so on” The universal appeal of Akin is sure to make him a household name. The personal experiences of this up-and-coming artist not only set him apart from other musicians, but also offer a unique perspective on issues affecting everyone’s lives. The album “True Stories” shows off the best tracks of urban music. Blending various influences into one, it defies stereotypes to offer critics and fans alike, a true original sound that will leave any listener wanting more. Through his prolific talents, Akin shows he is a 21st century storyteller.