Ola Onabule @ Ronnie Scott's jazz club, London

Born in the UK but raised in his parents’ home country of Nigeria, an early exposure to James Brown in concert convinced Ola Onabule that he wanted to be a singer.

Pursuing this ambition has seen him onstage alongside artists such as George Michael, Joe Zawinul, Roberta Flack and Gladys Knight.

He released his sixth studio album, The Devoured Man, in 2007 on Rugged Ram Records, which he set up himself to put out his material.

A passionate singer and songwriter, his strong yet sensitive vocals are bolstered by an incredible four octave range and are often influenced by hints of his African roots.

Random trivia: Ola Onabule performed at the David & Victoria Beckhams’ wedding!?

Catch the smooth London soul singer with 6 albums under his belt live at Ronnie Scott’s (London) next week – September 11th, 12th & 13th.

Tickets are £20, £26, and £36. www.ronniescotts.co.uk

www.myspace.com/olaonabule