Ambassador Wole Oni is an accomplished record producer, synthesizer, programmer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, arranger and sound engineer from Nigeria.

He is the founder and current CEO of Instinct Productions and Wole Oni Music Productions (WOMP). Oni has worked in many countries including Rwanda, South Africa, United Kingdom and the United States of America for several years writing and producing music for artists’ album projects, as well as scoring various radios, television and film projects.

Although, he studied Computer Sciences, his unquenchable passion for music made him choose music as a profession eventually. He started playing percussion instruments at the age of seven in the early 80’s. He later trained as a classical pianist and replaced his father as the church organist at St. Andrew Anglican Church, Akure where he developed his music skills and talent. Thereafter, he began to produce artists in Decah and Ivory music in the late 80’s.

His first hit was producing ‘E wa fun mi ni Visa’ for Bembe Aladisa, but his first big break was producing ‘Kosobabire’ which gained massive air play and earned a KORA award for Gospel songstress Folake Umosen. The next big hit was ‘Igwe’ for gospel music quadruplets, Midnight Crew. So far, he has produced for 1,500 artists including Onyeka Onwenu, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Dele Bamigboye, Kefee and many others.

He is the brain behind a lot of great on-air commercials in Nigeria such as MTN’s (Moving You Ahead), the new Stanbic IBTC, CFC (Communicating for Change), Access bank (voice over), Milo, Promasidor, GTB, Power Horse and Others. He is a prominent member of the Spectrum Band, and have performed with several jazz and rock bands in the United States of America, United Kingdom, Ireland, United Emirates of Arab and South Africa. He also performed at the Common Wealth Heads of Government Summit with Queen Elizabeth in attendance. He used to be the resident pianist at Sheraton Hotel and Eko Hotel and Towers. He is also a multi-international award winning producer. He has to his credit Africa Gospel Music Award (AMGA 2012 & 2013); Best producer in Africa for three consecutive years; Best Producer Crystal Award (2011); Kora Award; Best producer COPGA 2013 and several nominations.

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