Nonso Amadi is a Canada-based Afro-fusion/R&B singer and producer from Nigeria. He grew up in Lagos, Nigeria, during a musical era where R&B reigned, with artists such as Paul Play, Plantashun Boiz, Soul E, and Banky W being the top musicians. He began his music career in 2012 while attending Covenant University where he received a BSc. in Chemical Engineering. In 2014, he ended his studies in Nigeria and moved to the UK and completed his degree at Swansea University. He now holds a Master’s degree from McMaster’s University in Canada.
In September of 2015, he released his first body of work titled “Alone EP” and just a few months after he put out a single known as “Tonight”, his most successful piece of work to date. Nonso is a self-taught producer and writer who’s transparency makes it clear that he draws his artistic inspiration from genuine moments of extreme emotion such as heart break and pleasure. He currently has no strong public affiliation with any other artist and maintains a mystical impression to his persona which allows people to focus on the music.
Nonso Amadi cites Jon Bellion as a major musical influence. He is also inspired by the likes of Drake, Shakka, Justin Bieber and Bryson Tiller; as well as Nigerian artists like Wizkid, Wande Coal, Maleek Berry and Fela. Nonso believes that African music is a global sound and wants to use his ability to both write and produce as a way to help shape the culture and show it’s versatility.