Music Week Presents: Kojo Rigault

Music Week Presents: Kojo Rigault

Born in Trinidad, Kojo Rigault, started his singing career with childhood friends he grew up with in his hometown, St Anns. They formed boy band New Creation and went on to appear on Trinidadian TV talent show Party Time. The band became an overnight sensation with its acapella versions of Boys II Men classics like End Of The Road and So Hard To Say Goodbye.

Eventually, the group started writing their own music, and Kojo penned their first single Roll It. The track caught the attention of Eddy Grant, recording their first album at his Blue Wave Studios in Barbados.

Signing to Tattoo Records, and recording their album Spirits of Gold, they became the opening act for Ant and Dec’s UK tour, coinciding with the duo’s final album, The Cult of Ant and Dec 

Their single reached number 4 in the European music video charts and broke into the UK Top 40, winning a best Caribbean R&B group award and scoring a place in Trinidad and Tobago’s history as one of the country’s best-known pop groups, having toured and received international recognition.

Kojo then moved to London, focusing on working his way up in the record industry, initially as an A&R scout for Craig David’s producer, Mark Hill, and his Stoosh Records imprint.

Purely by accident, Kojo was convinced to start singing again after an old demo recording of his landed in the hands of Dee Leng, Head of A&R at Jetstar. Leng encouraged Kojo to start writing again and introduced him to reggae producers to create his new sound – a brilliant mix of R&B, reggae and soca music.Kojo’s collaboration with hit songwriter Winston Sela (Maxi Priest, Aswad, Barrington Levy, Sean Paul, Bounty Killer, Shabba Ranks) and Dance producer/remixer K Warren (Whose credits include, Brandy & Monica booty remix of 'The Boy Is Mine' and many top UK & US artists including Whitney Houston, Emma Bunton, Christina Aguilera, Samantha Mumba, Shola Ama, Gabrielle, Maxi Priest, Eternal & Jay Sean/Lil Wayne.) resulted in “Loved Up”, of one his best R&B/reggae tracks to date, and the first single from his forthcoming album. However Kojo himself was not interested in releasing ‘Loved Up’ or any new music until SynLingerie entrepreneur Tony Ram stumbled upon the song and begged Kojo to release it

The song is a collaboration between Kojo, K. Warren-- (hit dance/reggae producer) and writer Winston Sela (Maxi Priest./ Sean Paul /Aswad).This production is by Dot Inc who are making waves with their remixes of Shakira/Sean Paul / David Guetta single and now slotted for the next Mercston/Movado single. -Their totally fresh sound is a fusion of  different genre’s such as Caribbean Dancehall, electronic music and old “skool” Garage together.

Kojo secured a label deal with Spin Up (Universal) so make sure to follow him on all his social media. This is the future sound of Reggae!! 

Artist: Kojo Rigault

Genre: Reggae

Sounds Like: Maxi Priest,Rihanna

Single name: Loved Up

Release date: 30th June

Link to Website: www.kojorigault.com

Link to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kojosound/

Link to Twitter profile page: https://twitter.com/kojosound

Link to YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/kojosound

Link to Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/kojosound

 

Upcoming tour dates: TBA

 

Management: Winston Sela

Press: Space Promotions

Booking Agent: Seeking

Label: Kojo Sound/Spin Up

Publisher: Seeking

Radio Plugger: Music House/Niven Govinden/Reggie Styles

Producer: Original (K Warren); Remix (Dot Inc)

Recording at (studio): K Warren

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