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36 states was born in Oron Akwa Igbom state Nigeria and his musical world has been immersed by Bob Marley, Fela Kuti, Majek Fashek, Jimmy Cliff and Shaba Ranks songs. The artist signs his work by 36 States as a souvenir of his native country, Nigeria.

His nomadic style of life between Paris, London, Europe and Africa, illustrates his musical influences. His years spend in Paris were full of musical achievement and collaborations with French artists and others from different Continents, including francophone countries such as Mali, Senegal, Guinea Conakry.

We can notice his song “Hey! Toi l’Américan”, a sound-track of the French movie “L’Américan” produced by Patrick Timsit.36 States is a Complete Artist Singer, Song Writer and Producer; he is always looking for new sounds between modernity and tradition, Europe and Africa. Then, it is not a surprise to find Kora playing with electronic music. The lyrics of this citizen of the world often talks about the problems in the world for example a song called (Children’s cry) in his album MY INTRODUCTION but he never forgets how life is precious, he talks love for Africans, the world and also the joy of motherhood of African women . 36 states and his brother (MOVEMENT) come together as a group called “Foreign Based” but had to go solo on this album.

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