Toyin Adekale

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Toyin Adekale (born 21 December ??) often known simply as Toyin, is a British Lovers rock singer.

Adekale first had success as a member of London reggae band The Instigators, which also featured Mafia & Fluxy.[1] She topped the British reggae charts with her single "Let's Make Love".[1] She went on to form the group Pure and Simple, also managing the group.[1] She was one of a number of reggae artists to contribute to the British Reggae Artists Famine Appeal, singing on the "Let's Make Africa Green Again" charity single in 1985.[1] Her debut solo album, Love 'N' Leather, was released in 1985. She also contributed to another charity song "Give Give Give" Disco Aid Song produced by Paul Hardcastle, with the late Mel & Kim, Jean Carne, Haywood, Total Contrast, Steve Walsh Edwin Starr and many of the UK's finest.

She had a combination hit in 1995 with Daddy Screw with "Man With The Agony".[1]

Toyin Adekale is the first British female to perform on the UK Reggae Sunsplash first indoor event at Wembly Arena in 1985.

First British female reggae artist to perform live on BBC's Ebony 1985.

Interview the late Cedellar Brooker aka BOB MARLEY'S mother in 1996.

Performed for the former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, at the oil summit at the Hilton, Mayfair, London Commission for an audience of with the late Sierra Leonian President Momoh Pujeh Performed for Prince Charles by commission of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the Palace

Singer/Songwriter/Vocal Arranger/Author/Producer/Director/Actress

CEO Talithavoices Vocal Agency and Label. Provider vocal services by way of arrangements, direction and presentation for Soul II Soul; Maxi Priest; Imagination; Cliff Richard; Dennis Brown; Gregory Issacs; Total Contrast; Gabrielle; Carmel; London Community Gospel Choir; Frankie Paul; Sanchez, Denise Williams, Beres Hammond, Ken Booth, Delroy Wilson, Pat Kelly, Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra, Michael Rose, Chante Moore, Dave Stuart (Eurythmics), Freddie McGregor, Glen Washington, Kim Mazelle, Neneh Cherry, and many many more…

Shared the stage in her own right with Janet Jackson, Luther Vandross, Barry White, SOS Band, Mtume, BB&Q Band, Change, Trouble Funk, Kool and the Gang, Gloria Gaynor, KC & The Sunshine Band, Edwin Starr, Rose Royce, etc.

Toyin's acting career started under the guidance of Larrington Walker at Dick Shephard School in London/England with the likes of Treva Etiene, Eammon Walker, Robbie Gee, Geof Francis and more with debut play "Busy in the City" at the famous Roundhouse Theatre in Camden Town. Thereafter acting from a musical perspective with Devon Morgan's 1st Reggae Musical "Johnny Dollar", with reggae UK artists. Following the success of this play she went onto taking more lead rolls in "Jealousy" Devon's adult comedy, "Ragarella" reggae pantomime, "Oh Happy Days" and "Backslider". On America soil the drama continued with Shantail Miller's "Ultimate Proposal" and "Silent Killers", drama musicals in Washington State. Paradise Theatre in Gig Harbor, Washington also landed Toyin a role in the "Hairspray" musical. Toyin is also a voice actor and does voiceover commercials for TV, Radio and Educational Media Voice Actor Her second album, From Me To You, was recorded in Jamaica with Steely & Clevie. Her latest album, I'll Be Moving On, was released in 2005.

Currently singing motivational and inspirational songs and public speaker. Current album "No Fear" - The Album released in the States.

New single "With You I"m Born Again" available on iTunes. Toyin Adekale can be seen frequently on TBN in the United States, and has also performed on Dr Bobby Jones Show in New Orleans. Also penned her first book I Do, Do You? - Short Stories by Toyin Adekale] with a single of the same title "I Do, Do You?" - Single

Single and music video "The Storm is Over - Sunshine's Here" released in 2014 has gathered testimonials from around the world of helping people in grieving and challenges to be encouraged.

She now lives in the United States where she runs a real estate company.

Discography[edit]

  • "Let's Make Love" (1980), Love Birds
  • "Touch A 4 Leaf Clover" (1983), Sir George Label
  • Love 'N' Leather (1985), Criminal Records
  • "Gee Baby" (1988), Criminal Records
  • "Here I Go Again" (1985) Criminal Records
  • "Jealousy" (1996), Merger Records
  • From Me to You (2000), Jet Star
  • I'll Be Moving On (2005), Talithavoices
  • "When" (2004), Talithavoices
  • "No Fear" album (2011), Talithavoices
  • "I Do, Do You?" (2010), Talithavoices "I Do, Do You?" - CD Single
  • "The Storm is Over" (2011), Talithavoices
  • "With You I'm Born Again"(2012) Talithavoices
  • "The Storm is Over - Sunshine's Here"(2014) Talithavoices

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Larkin, Colin (1998) The Virgin Encyclopedia of Reggae, Virgin Books, ISBN 0-7535-0242-9, p. 300-301

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