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James “Akaninyene” King (The GTW)  is a 23 year old Chicago based, Nigerian-American vocalist/producer. His soulful, feel good sound can ride the wave of a club atmosphere yet make a silky transition into a sit at home dinner with your significant other. His sonic atmosphere is drawn from world music genre’s like neo soul, atl bass, kwaito, bøhemian hip-hop and elements of his African heritage.

In his narratives, he exposes his personal experiences with failure, lost trust, love and self discovery. The GTW’s self proclaimed “Chigerian” style has been covered on taste making publications like The Guardian UK, Huffington Post, The Fader, Dazed & Confused etc. He is one of few the musical voices from Nigeria (and the diaspora’s) future progressive art scape.