HFP Introducing.. Michael Oyo
London born, American raised Michael Oyo, is a singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. He is also the founder of “The Oyo Group” to allow upcoming artists to express their talents and artistry. No stranger to the HFP Family, Oyo has worked on both CalledOut Music and Rae Rae's latest projects and traveled on tour with the team several times.
Though currently based in London, Michael’s musical journey began in Hillside, New Jersey where he joined his local choir “Hillside 100 Voices.” They performed at the McDonald’s Gospel Fest 2009 - where 80,000 people were in attendance which allowed him to share the stage with Donnie McClurkin, J. Moss, Vicki Winans, Hezekiah Walker and Patti Label to name a few. At the age of 16, Michael moved back to his birth home London and became resident but the music never left him.
Over the past 7 years, Michael has worked and produced on records with artists such as CalledOut Music (MOBO 2020), Charles Dada (Premier Gospel, 2018), Sarah Téibo (MOBO, 2018 Nominated) Victoria Tunde, Osby Berry & many others. His unique soulful approach to music is very evident with everyone he collaborates with. He is especially known for his versatile vocal and musical sound. Apart from London and The United States of America, Michael has toured the world taking his artistry to Malaysia, Italy, Germany, France, South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria.
Early 2020 as the world faced a pandemic in the most unprecedented time yet, Michael faced his own personal tragedy losing his older brother. Michael looked to God for strength, stepped out of production and released “Olorun” (The supreme God) a song in The Nigerian dialect Yoruba, giving all to God despite what life threw at him. His message was very clear. Not just for everything but in everything give thanks and praise to God.
“Tomorrow is not guaranteed, start on that dream, if you fall down get back up, never hold back, have no fear, love hard, be there for people, give to people, forgive and die empty” - inspiring words from Micheal at the peak of his tragedy, he turned what looked like the end to a message of hope and encouragement to his followers.
Michael currently serves as the musical director and worship leader in his local church. As a strong believer in Christ, he aims to share self-reflection, meditation and good vibes through music. Micheal is heavily influenced by J. Moss, Tye Tribbett, James Fortune, Travis Greene, Joyous Celebration, Moon-child, Red Hands, Alex Isley, PJ Morton Jr and you can hear them in his music.
This week Michael announced new music with a surprise guest revealed, none other than CalledOut Music. They both join forced on Michael's debut single "My Side" which comes out this Friday.
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