“Five Minutes With” Indie-R&B singer-songwriter, Uyemi Oluwole

Born in Nigeria and raised in Calgary, enigmatic singer-songwriter Uyemi found her voice listening to the outliers of neo-soul and contemporary R&B, from Erykah Badu and SZA to Frank Ocean and Jhené Aiko. Her Butterfly Effect EP, which was released in late 2021, explores the depths of love, heartbreak, sexuality, and the battle within yourself. Emerging from pandemic isolation, Uyemi releases the trauma and pain of the past few years through her diaristic narratives and effortless vocal flow.

Uyemi Oluwole

Name:

Uyemi Oluwole

Genre:

Indie-R&B

Founded:

2020

# of Albums:

0

Latest Release:

“Mindful”

Latest Single:

“Mindful”

Latest Video:

Favourite band as a teenager:

Paramore

Favourite band now:

Tame Impala

Guilty Pleasure Song:

“Pop the Glock” by Uffie

Live Show Ritual:

I always pray for focus throughout my show. I pray that what I’m trying to express is conveyed to the audience, and for the show to go smoothly. I also like to run on the spot to warm up my vocals.

Road or studio?

Studio

Early bird or night owl?

Night owl

EP or LP?

EP

Any shows or albums coming up?

My Butterfly Effect EP was released on December 8

Where can we follow you?

Instagram | SpotifyBandcamp

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Rapid Fire Calgary Qs

Favourite Local Artist?

Jae Sterling

Favourite Local Musician?

Selci

Nose Hill or Fish Creek?

Nose Hill

Favourite Street?

10th Avenue SW. That street holds a special place in my heart because it’s where Commonwealth Bar & Stage resides and where 10 at 10 puts on shows. That whole community encouraged and allowed me to perform on stage for the first time. It’s a very welcoming place for artists like myself who are just starting out.

Favourite Local Restaurant?

Ikusa

Favourite Local Music Venue?

Commonwealth Bar & Stage