Catch Tilla perform at Industry Nite tomorrow (Dec. 17 2014)
Venue: Quilox, VI.
Date: December 17 2014
Prince Adetona Adeyemi popularly known as Tilla is an international recording/performing artiste, producer, video director and influential youth leader, signed to Aquila Records, a member of Shina Peller’s Aquila Group of Companies.
Starting off in Nigeria before moving to Europe where he championed the course of putting Nigerian music on the global map, serving as a cultural exchange between Nigeria and the diaspora in general. Tilla founded UK music crew 166 family which rocked stages and sold out shows all over Europe, performing with names like Montell Jordan, 50cent’s G Unit, Taio Cruz, YMCMB’s Jay Sean and many others.
Even in his absence in Nigeria over the years, Tilla has constantly kept dance-floors around the country and beyond dancing with constant hits like Pu’Yanga, Fori Fori etc, and more recently Koma Roll & Ori Owo, not leaving out conscious song like Trying, which demonstrates his versatility as an artiste.
His monster hit single Koma Roll featured top rapper Vector and sat on top of numerous charts in various radio stations across the nation and beyond, a party banger and a widely acclaimed success. The remix to the song was even bigger, featuring some of Africa’s topmost acts; Burna Boy, Trigga Madtonic (international star from the Carribean Islands), Iyanya, Phyno and Ice Prince.
Following all of these, Tilla hasn’t relented in his quest to conquer the world through his positive musical movement and his single/video “Ori Owo” is a clear proof. The song and its remix featuring Davido, has since become an anthem for Yorubas in general and even people from other tribes in Nigeria and around the world.
With his music and his constant “man of the people” stance through all his works and several other charity activities, Tilla has garnered recognition in various forms resulting in numerous awards and other nominations (Best Artiste In The Diaspora – NMVA, Best Use Of Costume – NMVA, Best Comeback Artiste – Prodigie Awards, etc) to the conferment of “Oyo State Youth Musical Ambassador” role/title on him by his Excellency the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.
This young and hardworking individual is as inspired as ever as he recognizes that being a role model to younger people in the society is as important a responsibility as that of the family and government to young people. He therefore is determined to do more to positively affect people through his music and his goal to universally unite cultures and people of the world as a Nigerian Musical Ambassador in the Diaspora.