An evening with Paul Play

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Last Show: Tuesday 25 th October 2022

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

Paul 'Play' Dairo a multi-award winning Nigerian musician, singer-songwriter and music producer with an eclectic sound. He has performed and shared platforms with other artists like Joe, Brandy, Sean Paul, Shaggy, Sisqo, Donnell Jones, SWV, Betty Wright, Chaka Khan, and 112. He will be performing live with an electric and versatile 6 man band. The evening promises to be entertaining and  dynamic with Paul Play singing some of his classics and other songs which may involve spontaneous duets with people in the audience. If you love Afrobeats, R&B, Pop and soul music, you cannot afford to miss this intimate gig which is guaranteed to be a night to remember.

Paul Dairo also known as Paul Play is a UK based Nigerian singer/songwriter and music producer. He is the son of the late Nigerian Juju music pioneer I. K. Dairo (MBE) who is considered a pacesetter in African music history. Paul Play’s music can be described as eclectic and a fusion of different genres of music including Afrobeats, RnB, Pop, Hiphop and Highlife. His performances are rated first-class at high brow events and he has also performed with international acts at major events including Joe, Brandy, Sean Paul, Shaggy, Sisqo, Donnell Jones, SWV, Betty Wright, Chaka Khan, 112, Kenny Lattimore, and Chante Moore just to mention a few. Recently, he was featured on the Netflix documentary “Afrobeats: The Backstory” which gives an account of the history and evolution of popular African music genre and its forerunners. Paul Play has won numerous prestigious awards as an artist, songwriter and music producer. He is best known for a number songs including "Angel Of My Life,” “Mosorire”, "Forever," and "You and Me." 

Band Line Up

Tunji Dairo (guitar)

Carl Addo (bass)

Yomi Sehindemi (keys)

Junior Ngboufa (drums)

Guests vocalists