From Rhythm Unplugged to MTN Campus Jam; from Black Heritage Festival to Felabration; from the Hanger Lane Exhibition to Coca-Cola Road to the 2010 World Cup (the list is endless), DTone Martin is the epitome of good music. He brings to us his singles, “Sunkun Ife” and “Ife Gbagbara” .
He is one of the most developed talents of Nigerian extraction. He belongs to the breed of artistes that skillfully lace music with traditional folk coloration, well-versed lyrics and seductive melody. As a result of his outstanding performances, he has garnered an increasing teeming population of amiable fans.
DTone Martins played with a jazz band called Jazz 38 with Tunde Kuboye. He also formed a band, “The Wave Jazz Band”, with some friends. Out of hundreds of artistes, he emerged second runner-up at Rhythm Unplugged 2008. He received a Rooftop 1824 CAM Awards 2007 for the distinction of his music performance. DTone Martins participated in West African Idol which gave him the exposure of international acts.
In “Sunkun Ife”, DTone Martins sings about an immeasurable love which cannot be compared to anything imaginable; the love that triumphs over all barriers. In “Ife Gbagbara”, he sings about how love is no respecter of persons. As much as the subject matter of the songs is captivating, DTone Martins’ pitch, voice quality, word combination, his rhythm and his flow are exceptional. He co-produced the two singles with Daniel Iyere, P loop and Fatt Beat.
Listen to the songs below! Classic stuff. Enjoy!