27th November

Once upon a Swan – the story behind my album

To help make the album happen support my project by pre-ordering

or choosing from all the goodies I’ve lovingly put together for you

 (click on button below)

Song featured ‘Somersault’

Support project


18th November

Studio Life Pt. 1 ::: ‘Headlights’

Enjoy a little something from the studio!

Support project


17th November

What a lovely kickstart to my crowdfunding last weekend!

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Thanks to everyone who has joined in so far!

Support project

Please let your friends know and continue sharing the news.

P.S. I’ll be posting news from the studio this weekend!


10th November

Crowdfunding launch for my new album ‘The Swan’

I’m so exited to launch my crowdfunding tonight for my new album!

Head over to www.startnext.com/tokunbo to find out more.

Thank you for your support and for sharing!


23rd September

New Video ‘White Noise for Demotapes

I am proud to present the video for ‘White Noise’ created for Demotapes.org

Eternal thanks to film production company HMG MOODMOOD who along with their amazing team put their heart and soul into the project!

And to my lovely band who did their magic once again!

Click here to view the video! Hope you enjoy!


6th August

Demotapes.org :: a mission for democracy

Coming up: ‘White Noise’ my song for dem0tapes.org


17th July

YFU Anniversary, Berlin


I was delighted to be invited to contribute my music to YFU’s Anniversry celebration in June at Staatsbibliothek Berlin.

Here is a little memento. With Anne de Wolff & Ulrich Rode.

Photo credit Christoph Soeder Photography/YFU


11th June

Thank you TOFU POP Cologne


Again, it was a pleisure to perform at TOFU POP festival.

Photo by Thomas Bieg

Read more on my instagram


9th June

TOFU POP coming up tomorrow

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I’m delighted to have been invited to headline

this year’s TOFU POP festival in Cologne.

Delicious veggie food and great music, what a combo.

See you there? Saturday 10th June TOFU POP, free entry


22th May

Charity Concert Initiative Courage Hamburg


After last night’s concert with Ulrich Rode (g)

and Anne de Wolff (v) at the benefit concert for

charitiy organization Initiative Courage.

Thank you for including us in the line up!


16th April

Happy Easter with a free download (click for preview)!

In tribute to my faithful friends and fans in France here is my personal Easter present to you:

a limited free download of ‘Ton Océan’, the French version of my song ‘Your Sea’.

Download here!

(Available through Easter Monday)


2nd January

Happy New Year!


Wishing you the best for 2017!


24th December

Merry Christmas!

May you have a peaceful and blissful Christmas!


1st November

Hamburg sold out!!!

I am delighted to say that this week’s concert in Hamburg at

‘Musik in den Häusern der Stadt’ festival is sold out!

Will definately be back in Hamburg next year!


23rd October

Thank you Tofu Pop!


We had a blast.

Shout out to Sonja Firker (violin) and Lars Cölln (guitar),

it was a pleisure to share the stage with you!

Photo by A. Gogolin


7th October

Headlining Tofu-Pop Festival!


I’m very much looking forward to playing at Tofu-Pop Festival

Lüneburg on 22nd Oct. Join in, the line-up is delicious!

My friend and talented collegue Mimi Schell will be on stage as well.


26th June

Lovely end of season concert in Neumünster


Thank you and have a wonderful summer!


22nd June


Video from Stadtpark Hamburg click here to watch


28th May

Meeting Gregory Porter!!!

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I am ever so greatful for last night!

Opening for Gregory Porter at Stadtpark Hamburg was such an honour.

Thank you all for the warm welcome.


22nd April

Smooth FM ‘Concerto da Primavera’

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It was a magical night, thank you Porto!


10th April

Portugal Concert on 19th April!


Portugal friends! I’ll be back in just a few days! I’m so excited to be part of Smooth fm’s ‘Concerto de Primavera’. I’ll be singing with Claus Nymark Big Band alongside a lovely line up!

Come by for a magical swinging night in Porto! Get your tickets here


30th March

Farewell Roger Cicero

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Yesterday the news reached me that one of our greatest talents, Roger Cicero, passed.

Like so many of my collegues I am in shock, he was only 45. Reading many very personal obituaries helps coming to grasps with this and brings back memeries of encounters with Roger.

My prayers go out to his family as well as his band.

*** photo courtesy of Roger Cicero Management


1st February

Live in Hamburg May 27th with GREGORY PORTER!


I’m delighted to be opening for Gregory Porter

on May 27th at Hamburg Stadtpark Open Air!

Tell your friends and come along!

Tickets available HERE

*** photo courtesy of Gregory Porter


17th January

*** A Happy New Year to you ***

My apologies for these belated new year’s greetings!

As the new year rapidly unfolds I have taken time to let things slow down

after last year’s exciting autumn.

There are things in the making that I will hopefully soon be able to reveal to you.

I hope to see you soon at my concerts and wish you all the best for this year.




18th December

Tour Trailer ‘Your Sea’

An exciting year is drawing to a close and I can’t help but marvel at the wonders of it. Becoming a mother being the ultimate life changer, naturally. My gratitude goes out to you for supporting me and joining me once again on my journey. It has been great to know you to be there.

As an end of year special I am delighted to share with you this lovely tour trailer

On our recent Portugal tour we had music photographer Nuno Conceição accompany us and he did such a lovely job of capturing the atmosphere, both on stage and behind the scenes.

As ever it was the greatest pleasure to spend time on the road with the best band ever, thank you guys for another year, Ulrich Rode, Christian Flohr, Matthias Meusel, Anne de Wolff, Ingo Schmidt, Bertram Zimmermann.

Thank you all, Tokunbo


15th December

My album for Christmas signed & dedicated

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For all of you who didn’t get a signed & dedicated copy

at one of our concerts here’s a chance on one in time

to lay under the Christmas tree.

Order here


8th December

Sold out benefit concert for refugees last weekend

‘Hand in Hand für Norddeutschland’ VIDEO


What a lovely evening it was along side

wonderful artists at ‘NDR Hamburg Sounds’

singing and playing for this good cause.

Watch a recap of my set HERE


27th November

Coming up next Saturday 5th Dec. in Hamburg


NDR Sounds Benefit concert for refugees

Will be performing in trio. Love to see you there!


15th November

hr2 Radio Concert tonight


The Ray Chares & Donnie Hathaway tribute concert

I was invited to be a part of with Thomas Heidepriem Group

earlier this year is airing tonight at 7:05 pm German Time.

Hope you enjoy listeing to these soul gems! Stream here


11th November

Beautiful photography from our Portugal tour

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Thank you Lina Cruz!


9th November

I received a grant for my tour!!!


Thank you Initiative Musik for the support!


3rd November

Thank you Portugal!

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What a warm welcome! We had a lovely tour!

Thank you Lina Cruz for the shot


24th October

My new video ‘The Ballad Of Joe & Irene’ is out!

Hope you enjoy this Black Victorian America inspired love story!

Thank you for caring and sharing!

The song is avalable on iTunes HERE


23rd October

My new video ‘The Ballad Of Joe & Irene’

premiering on AFROPUNK!


Catch a preview of the video HERE!


12th October

4. Hamburger Küchensessions Festival


Nice shot of yesterday. For more photos click HERE


10th October

Hamburger Küchensessionsfestival coming up tomorrow, 11th Oct. @ Knust


Can’t wait to play with my lovelies Anne de Wolff (v) & Ulrich Rode (g)


27th September


looking forward to seeing you on tour!

art design by Youdesignme


17th September

Coming up live @ Hamburger Küchensessions Festival on 11th Oct


Join me in Hamburg at Hamburger Küchensessions Festival on Oct 11th! Tickets are now available and I’d love to see you! Grab them here


13th September

10.000 views for ‘Hummingbird’!

Thank you for caring and sharing!


15th August

Greetings from my summer holiday retreat


Enjoying a little songwriting session on the beach

and wishing you all a lovely summer

P.S. follow my instagram for more photos @tokunbomusic


1st August

‘Hummingbird’ made it to the semi finals of UK songwriting contest!


Wow! Keep your fingers crossed now!


10th June

Coming up this Friday ‘Jazz in June’ at Marktkirche Hannover


Will be singing some beautiful ballads in the company of Stephan Abel Quartet and listening to collegue ‘Queen of church organ’ Barbara Dennerlein do her magic

See live dates for tickets


27th May

Singer songwriter talk show ‘sound & soul’ in Berlin


Looking forward to singer songwriter talk show ‘sound & soul’ in Berlin this Friday at Villa Neukölln. Drop by for some music and talk on the topic of sharing with artists Tex, Roemer & Duncan Townsend as well as Sharehaus Kreuzberg


3rd May

Ray Charles & Donnie Hathaway tribute sold out


Two sold out nights at Hessischer Rundfunk. Thank you guys!

Photo credit Samira Freitag


27th April

hr Bigband meets TOKUNBO


Looking forward to my invitation to Hessischer Rundfunk to celebrate

the music of Ray Charles and Donnie Hatahway

with Thomas Heidepriem Group!


5th April 2015


Wishing you a Happy Easter in the spring sun!


30th March 2015

Radio Concert broadcast


Our Hamburg concert of last November is airing tonight on NDR2 (9pm)! Stream it here!


21st March 2015

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Dear friends,
It’s the beginning of spring and thus a wonderful day to celebrate another joyful event: I’ve had a baby! I am happy to say that the little one is a true bundle of joy – I suppose playing the guitar softly a lot in the last months has made a nice contribution to that
So, due to this lovely new situation I will not be traveling as much in the next months but I am working on a few surprises from my hiatus which I’ll be revealing to you as we go along.
Looking forward to seeing you soon again,
Tokunbo on cloud 9


29th Jan. 2015

Lisbon concert postponed!


I regret to inform you that the Lisbon concert planned for 28th March will be postponed to 1st Nov. I’m very sorry for your inconvenience. Your tickets will keep validity.

The good news is we will be playing a little tour in Portugal around that date:

30th Oct. P-Castel Branco

31st Oct. P-Caldas da Raina

1st Nov. P-Lisbon


24th Dec. 2014

Dear friends,

Wishing you and your beloved ones a Merry Christmas with this video.

Thank you for another year of support, it’s been so exciting with the release of my album ‘Queendom Come’ and the beautiful concerts. Thank you for coming along and joining me on my journey.

Special thanks to my lovely band for a wonderful year full of adventure, excitement and magical moments shared, Anne de Wolff, Ulrich Rode, Christian Flohr, Matthias Maze Meusel.

Looking forward to adventures to come,

P.S. catch your X-Mas edition of ‘Queendom Come’ here: amzn.to/1buW6lQ


11th Dec. 2014

Invitation to songwriter’s living room


Delighted to be invited to Hannover’s songwriter living room for some songs and a chat, Friday 12th Dec, Kestner Gesellschaft, 20h


21st Nov. 2014

Bella Italia!


Italy’s magazine ‘Musica Jazz’ has dedicated two pages to my album ‘Queendom Come’ in their November issue! Thank you Alceste Ayroldi for the in-depth interview!

* photogaphy by Anne de Wolff


15th Nov. 2014

Radio Concert broadcast


stay tuned tonight:

our Hamburg concert is being broadcast on radio at 90, 3 and online


17th Sept 2014


enjoying quiet songwriting sessions in my Berlin ivory tower,

can’t wait to play my latest song to you.


9th Aug 2014

Spain, here we are!


Looking forward tonight’s concert at ‘Mas Sorrer’ Festival in Girona!

* Thank you Ingo Schmidt for the shot


2nd June 2014

Thank you!


So hard to believe our first tour is over now!

We had a wonderful time travelling and playing for you, thank you all for coming and supporting us. A big thank you to the venues who made us feel truly welcome. We can’t wait to get back on the road!

from left to right:

Anne de Wolff, Christian Flohr, Matthias Meusel, Ulrich Rode

* Thank you Thomas Bieg for the photo.


18th May 2014

On Tour


Jazzfest Rottweil it was such a pleisure to play for you!

With Ulrich Rode (g), Matthias Meusel (dr), Christian Flohr (b)

* Thank you Jo Hengstler for the stage shot!


16th May 2014

My video for ‘Hummingbird’ is out today on youtube!

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13th May 2014

My newest video is out today premiering on MUZU.TV!


I would like to thank Lukasz Fabijanczyk and Marc Prätsch for bringing this dream to life as well as my producers and my band. read more here


6th May 2014

Now here’s a happy troop after the first three gigs!


Thank you everybody at Altes Stahlwerk Neumünster, Nochtspeicher Hamburg and Hot Jazz Club Münster and all you wonderful peeps in the audience for the warmest welcome!

And of course to my very sweet band with Christian Flohr, Ulrich Rode, Matthias Meusel, Ingo Schmidt & Anne de Wolff


28th April 2014

Only a few more sleeps before we climb on the tour bus


Starting on Friday 2nd May in Neumünster! I’m so excited.

You’ll be hearing Ulrich Rode on guitars, Christian Flohr on bass, Matthias Meusel on drums and Anne de Wolff on violin.

We’d love to see you!


5th April 2014

Don’t miss today’s radio feature on SWR2 at 12:30. For this I was interviewed by one of my favourite radio presenters. Listen here


30th March 2014

Tickets for my tour are now available! Check out the ticket links here


15th March 2014

Have you seen the trailer for my album?


28th February 2014

And now also available in the luxury package!



14th February 2014

Today’s the world wide download release date for my album

QUEENDOM COME’! order here

Happy Valentine’s Day, hope you enjoy!!

So excited!!


5th February 2014

Tune in! Ce soir en live interview sur France Bleu à 21:15!


4th February 2014

MUZU.TV video premiere for ‘Heartbleed’! Watch video here


31st January 2014

Voilà! The cover for my album ‘QUEENDOM COME’

Counting the days until the download release on Valentine’s Day…


29th January 2014

We are getting closer and closer – my album will be available to you here:

10th Feb. in shops in France

14th Feb. Valentine’s special – digital worlwide release

28th Feb. in shops in Germany

Whoah! I’m dancing in circles!


25th January 2014

Paris is coming up in strides now!

Don’t miss our record release show 6th February in Paris at Divan du Monde! Book your early Valentine trip to Paris with travel agency Bailena


3rd January 2014

Happy New Year! I’m really looking forward to all the adventures ahead this year. More to follow soon…


23rd December 2013

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas…

and looking forward to seeing you in 2014 on Tour

(dates to be revealed shortly!)

Hope you enjoy this little Christmas video.

Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Joyeux Noel & Frohe Weihnachten!


19th November 2013

Whoohoo! We’re going to PARIS! My first record release show has been confirmed and will take place in PARIS at DIVAN DU MONDE on 6th February 2014! I’ll be performing with my oh so handsome band consisting of Ulrich Rode (guitar), Christian Flohr (bass) & Matthias Meusel (drums). All the songs of the album are waiting to be played to you, so come along and celebrate with us! Tickets


19th October 2013

Magic at Melting Pot


What a magical night with so many talented musicians on stage at Anri Coza’s Melting Pot in Hamburg. Definately the start of new friendships and an evening that will stay in my memory along with the charming venue ‘The Box’ with its wooden floorboards and chrystal chandeliers. Thanks to everyone who came for the warm energy. In case you didn’t pick up my post card here’s where you can download my song for free


12th October 2013

Thank you for the warm welcome at Heimathafen Neukölln last night, it was lovely to sing for you. Thank you Mokoari Street Productions and ISD for inviting me. I’d love to stay in touch with you via my newsletter and keep you updated on the release of my album planned for early 2014!


20th September 2013

I am honoured to be a part of Rheinland Movie Teaser Premiere at Heimathafen Neukölln in Berlin on 11th Oct! Mokoari Street Productions are making a film on the ‘Rheinland Children’, a topic close to my heart. More about the Rheinland movie here. I’ll be contributing my music to the evening performing a few songs with my guitarist Ulrich Rode.


9th September 2013

Thanks to everyone who came to see us yesterday in Hannover. See you next spring again when we play our release tour. Your download of ‘Gypsy Girl’ is available here


31st August 2013

Out of the sun into the rehearsal room. 2 days of intense practicing with the lads for our gig next Sunday in Hannover. Join us at Kröpcke for our LIVE set, love to see you.


12th August 2013

I’m taking a few days off and will be back with news in September. Wishing you a lovely summer!


7th July 2013

Duisburg, thank you for having us and giving us such a warm welcome! As promised you can download Gypsy Girl here


6th July 2013

Duisburg Hafenperlen

We’re off to Duisburg today to play a nice little acoustic set with guitar and bass and I’m super excited. We’ve created some really nice live arrangements and can’t wait to play them tonight. See you there? Duisburg, Hafenperlen, 21h

P.S. Paris was lovely, recording with Façades for their new album, exploring the parks of the city of love…, très romantique!


17th June 2013

PARIS calling!

Just a few more days before I go to Paris to join award winning band Façades in the studio to work on a song for their new album. I’m all excited reviewing my French day and night, will post pictures to my facebook page and keep you updated!


1st June 2013

Birthday serenade

I did a birthday surprise serenade the other day, it turned out to be a great gift. If you’d like to give one, too, and send my voice to someone you love across the ether here’s how: by pledging on my crowd funding project, I’ll sing the song via phone or skype and you’ll get a free download of my album on top once it’s out!


20th May 2013

New studio blog entry, catch glimpses of our work on my album here: ‘let there be strings’


17th April 2013

Download my song ‘Gypsy Girl’ for free in an exclusive pre-album version