FUNBI

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Although soul artist, Funbi, only has one crit­i­cial hit, “Hal­lelu­jah” which was been de­scribed as a quasi-re­li­gious song that thanks an un­named higher power for their ef­forts and pray­ing, “more bot­tles to your bub­ble” to the lis­tener, there is no doubt that Funbi is a very ta­lented singer. He sounds end­lessly at the cusp of a falsetto, a Max­well or Miguel about to break out when his mouth is close to the mic. You hear it in the many back­ground vo­cals where he has lent his chords to the verses of the likes of Ladipoe, Show Dem Camp, M.I. In his Twit­ter bio, he ac­knowl­edges this pi­geon hole, when he says he sings, “the whole verse and not just the hook” but if a voice in the back­ground can be so mem­o­rable, we can only imag­ine when he is front and cen­tel re of more soul bal­lads of his own.

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