New Music Nigeria: Fiokee Ft Simi X Oxlade - Koni koni
3 July 2020
By Kenneth Kiplagat
Talented Nigerian guitarist and creative sound engineer, Fiokee, has teamed up with Studio Brat vocal powerhouse, Simi and talented singer, Oxlade to release yet another brand new appetizing record titled “Koni Koni'.
Over the years Fiokee has proven to be without doubt Afrobeats finest Guitarist who has endeared into the heart of good music lovers worldwide. Fiokee started the year on a high note with ‘Osan’ which he recruited sensational songstress Teni Makanaki and Ace producer DJ Coublon for. The single was released in January 2020.
Fiokee's collaborations have stretched far and wide, from Tiwa Savage and Yemi Alade to Simi and Kiss Daniel, though he’s arguably best known for his work with Flavour, one of Nigeria’s biggest stars...
“I became one of the pioneers of this sound by getting myself out there and playing as much as I can,” he continues, speaking to Guitar World from his home in Lagos. “I like to call it afro-fusion, because the foundation for a lot of my music is a mixture of highlife, makossa, RnB, jazz, hip-hop and more. I try to fuse it all together, but carefully. Some songs can have too many elements...
“I started off learning music from the local churches. After that I started listening to some Western players like George Benson, Earl Klugh and Norman Brown and I’d say they are probably my three main influences. I listen to some rock music too.
Watch Koni Koni below which has been done with production assistance from record producer, DJ Coublon and Fiokee this tune is Mixed by DJ Smath (NaMeDeyMixAndMaster).