Odusola Bimbi Philips popularly known as Bimbi Philips is a vibrant Afrobeats artist, singer, songwriter and composer who is noted for his blend of music styles within Afrobeats music and his creative performances.
His music bridges the niche gap between main-stream Afrobeats and the traditional African/Afrobeat music as well as selected forms of ethnic, indigenous, and neotraditional music. His music on one hand appeals to Afrobeats music lovers of Wizkid and Davido and at the same time strongly resonates with World music lovers of Youssou N'Dour and Angélique Kidjo.
Bimbi’s motive is to sell Afrobeats to the World, painting the picture of Africa through colourful & beautiful musical performances, making his music accessible to listeners of all backgrounds. “My objective is to entertain audiences from all over the world with mind blowing African musical experiences they will never forget.” – Bimbi Philips.
Bimbi says his inspiration has been vastly sourced, hence, his vocals are rooted within the tunes of Fela Kuti, with his melodies taking inspiration from R&B duo P-Square. His musical bounce has been compared to Wayne Wonder’s easy flow, whilst he never fails to entice the international market by carefully infusing EDM rhythms from the likes of Major Lazer, DJ Snake, David Guetta and Calvin Harris.
Bimbi’s performance style and delivery is characterised by the daily lessons that persistence, patience and perseverance have taught him. With his continuous GO GETTER mentality, Bimbi’s acceptance is vastly growing among the British and European audience. 2018 has been a busy year and Bimbi has shared the stage with major acts including Adekunle Gold, Falz, Mr Eazi, Wizkid, Simi, and many more at London’s prestigious venues such as the Apollo, O2 Indigo, O2 Islington and others.
With full theatrical live performances, Bimbi is seen accompanied by vibrant African dancers who bring his shows to life with their lively choreography, acting and backing vocals. Inspired by the legend of Afrobeats music, Fela Kuti, Bimbi looks into the heart of his genre to crank his music up a notch and is definitely setting the bar high for Afrobeats as a worldwide genre.
Bimbi Philips who we know from past videos like ‘LAMBA’ and the Black Panther themed video –‘WAKANDA’, has recently introduced a project titled Go Getta. The Go Getta project has been tagged as the first African Musical Film released with an 8 track EP.
Bimbi Philips has now released Duro Dada, the first Music Video from the Go Getta Afrobeats Musical Film series.
“My objective is to entertain audiences from all over the world with mind blowing African musical experiences they will never forget.” – Bimbi Philips.