M meets: Ola Onabule part two

UK soul singer Ola Onabule is an artist who has done it ‘his way’, releasing seven albums on his own Rugged Ram imprint during his career to date.

The latest collection, entitled Seven Shades Darker, reveals a talented songwriter who is at ease dealing with the experiences of individuals in songs such as He’s Gone as well as the bigger issues facing society, which are addressed in compositions such as Fast and A Name.

A tireless touring artist, Ola gives M a few insights into his current strategy to reach his ever-growing fanbase both in the UK and globally. He also has a few words for artists taking the DIY route, a path Ola has followed for almost two decades.

Watch part two of our exclusive interview with Ola before enjoying a breathtaking performance of A Name.