Fuse ODG can be described as one of the UK pioneers of the Azonto dance movement which recently received attention and support from Prime Minister David Cameron.
Born Richard Abiona, the Londoner describes his style as “life-changing music seasoned with African roots.”
Fuse’s aim is to elevate the world through music and earlier this year he made history by becoming the first UK act to be nominated for a Ghana Music Award.
As well as being a versatile artist and producer, Fuse works with young people helping them to explore their own artistic abilities. He also works with ex-offenders and runs a group called Escape that aims to help young people in the UK and abroad achieve their potential.
The UK based Afrobeats artist will officially be releasing a newer version of his smash hit single Azonto next month. The anthem features the equally talented African rapper Tiffany with the addition of the soulful sounds of London artist Donaeo. Yes you did read that correctly.
After its viral release in November 2011 and scooping over one million views in a matter of weeks, Azonto became one of YouTube’s most watched videos in the UK that month, check out the original street video here:
With a build up of free music to keep fans at the edge of their seats and anticipating his forthcoming album, Fuse is undoubtedly set to have a busy summer and we will be Azontoing right behind him.