Music video from Tobi Sunmola – Never Forget We’re Here / Tales from the East

An amazing track submitted to us for review, we are happy to share Tobi Sunmola’s “Never Forget We’re Here/Tales from the East,” a haunting electronic track that is infused with style. There is a weight to the sound that is rare in tracks and his raw energy shines through the otherwise dark, dirge beat that accompanies throughout.


“Having moved from Nigeria to Manchester at the age of sixteen, Sunmola developed a passion for music at his local youth centre studio. Owing much of his early success to the tight-knit Manchester music community, regional support from the Metro and Manchester Evening News helped identify his potential. Named as Mobo’s ‘One to Watch’, the emerging talent has since been championed by Huw Stephens and Mistajam on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra, whilst Complex, Flavour Magazine and Lost Culture have been writing about his ‘stunning versatility’ online. Capping these successes with a performance at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in 2016, the up-and-comer is now hitting the studio with Joe Hertz, Bipolar Sunshine, Wretch 32 and Jacob Banks.

Distinctive and stimulating, self aware and fully informed – Tobi Sunmola injects a vital energy into his latest outside-the-box concept track, and further establishes his standing as a prominent story-telling voice from Manchester.

Combined with an array of adept live performances, including BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Exeter last year – the wondrously creative, ‘Simba’ is a perceptive and accomplished piece of work, that will cement Sunmola’s place as one of the UK’s most exciting, rising hip hop artists this year.”