Thursday, March 30, 2023

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Top Boy’s Theo Ogundipe Proves His Lyrical Ability on ‘Plato Freestyle’

THEO OGUNDIPE - Plato Freestyle

You might recognize Theo Ogundipe as Ruben from the hit show Top Boy, but what you didn’t know is that Theo is also a very talented artist. On his new single Plato Freestyle, Theo Ogundipe shares his musical ability with the world. The multi-talented artist is fresh off the release of his self-produced album Reworks, now Theo returns the powerfully poetic Plato Freestyle. In this demonstration of masterful songwriting and wordplay, Theo addresses critical societal issues with a sleek vocal delivery to propel his message even further.

Theo studied ‘Musical Theatre at the Brit School and ‘Acting’ at Mountview Academy of Performing Arts. He has been a working Actor for 13 years working for many theatres including The Royal Shakespeare Company, the Old Vic, Sheffield Crucible, Manchester Royal Exchange to name a few. You may also have seen him in the hit Netflix Show Top Boy as Ruben

He started writing his own songs in college. His influences are Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and the Motown sound as a whole. Also a Hip Hop lover deeply influenced by Biggie, 2pac, and J Dilla. To organise and record and produce his melodies as fast as he was inspired to write them, he taught himself to produce music online, this enabled him to give free rein to his original style. 

Prior to his release ‘Reworks’ in 2021, he has written numerous songs and has performed live shows performing his featured tracks on collaborators projects. Theo collaborated alongside artist Brain Rays on several of his releases, which gained support from BBC Radio Introducing in the South West in 2021.

Theo is still working on several projects of his own, and still writing and producing and collaborating on work with others. His goal is to have a global community of listeners to share his art with.

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