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Theo Ogundipe

Known these days as ‘Ruben’ from popular Netflix TV Show ‘Top Boy’, Theo Ogundipe was born in Nigeria, West Africa and was raised in the United Kingdom where he is currently based.

He is and has always been a lover of music and musician at heart. His influences are Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and the Motown sound as a whole. He is also a Hip Hop lover deeply influenced by Biggie, 2pac, and J Dilla. Theo’s music is an eclectic fusion of several genres including Soul, Hip hop, indie and RnB, acutely inspired by his life growing up in the diaspora. His description of his sound is ‘a smooth lyrical blend of in the box production with 70’s soul’.

Theo studied ‘Musical Theatre’ at the Brit School and ‘Acting’ at Mountview Academy of Performing Arts. He started writing his own songs in College. He realised he needed a way to record his work but it was difficult for others to keep up with his drive and prolific writing. To organise, record and produce his melodies as fast as he was inspired to write them, he taught himself to produce music online. This has enabled him to give free rein to his original style.