The German-Nigerian singer and composer, is one of the most interesting, international commuters of a new Urban Roots Movement contributing to the current music culture with diversity and vibrancy.
Abiodun’s name is of Yoruba origin. It means he who is born on a day of festivity. He is a co-founder of the musical project Brothers Keepers. Their song “Adriano (die letzte Warnung)” (Adriano the final warning) was released in 2001. It became an anti racism anthem, making it to the Top 5 of the German pop charts.
As a Solo-Act Abiodun has released under the name of “Don Abi“ several cross-genre albums that went beyond popular musical clichés.
In addition to his solo career, Abiodun for many years collaborated with artists like Maceo Parker, UB40, Patrice, Xavier Naidoo, Gregory Isaacs and Burnt Friedman. In 2005 Abiodun played a key role on Bantu`s Album “Fuji Satisfaction” which, won critical acclaim and the Kora Awards as “Best Group West Africa” and “Best Group Africa”.
Abiodun has an uncompromising and powerful sound filled with passion and depth. He manouvers playfully through an individual and contemporary sound universe and his music fuses classical elements of soul, blues, funk and rock with Abiodun’s African roots.
Abiodun is a traveller with a cosmopolitan consciousness and a universal message, that is as timeless as relevant.