“My philosophy on live entertainment: I don’t play for the people, I play with the people.”
“My philosophy on live entertainment is that I don’t play for the people but I play with the people.
He celebrated his 10 years on stage in South Africa on 4th May, 2012 and had Oliver Mtukudzi of Zimbabwe perform as guest artist. Also had the likes of Mxo, Georgie of Kaya. FM, Bryce Anderson, Aniete Ezeimo and a host of others.
Right into the Sights
He recently performed at the handover to Nigeria ceremony of World Economic Forum on Africa, Cape Town, South Africa 2013.
In 2014, he performed at the Tikwe Jazz Festival, Harare international festival of Arts in Zimbabwe, Ugu Jazz Festival , Africa Day concert at the PACOFS, Bloemfontein , Go-Jazz Festival at the Jazz Café, London with many more in the pipeline.
Born of Yoruba parents in Lagos, Nigeria, his parents clearly knew a star was born, writing his destiny in the stars by naming him Kunle loosely translated as “abundance” in his native Yoruba tongue. Literally “Kun” means “to fill’ and “le” stands for “house”.
In a way perhaps he was destined to fill houses with beautiful music. Kunle Ayo recalls how as a youngster he was always had and affinity to play, starting with drums and thumb piano and later graduating to guitar at the tender age 20.