Popular Talent manager, A&R, Songwriter, Abisagboola Oluseun John, known professionally as Bankulli recently got invited as a member of The Recording Academy — which is responsible for organizing the annual Grammy Awards. Bankulli was one of the 2,321 invitees, inducted for the year 2020. We bring you five facts about the renown music executive who has worked in several capacities in the Nigerian and African music scene.
1. Bankulli worked as an intern after college with R70 Media Group, owned by entertainment mogul Ayo Shonaiya.
2. He worked with Kanye West and JAY-Z on the 2011 collaborative album Watch The Throne, receiving vocal credits.
4. He has a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album, for his composition and vocal works on The Lion King: The Gift.
5. The one-time manager to singer D’banj, owns a clothing line Osha , and is known for wearing his trademark OSHA hoodies and t-shirts.