Blending non-verbal spells and using West African spirituals as hooks, Nigerian-born, Canadian-based Asuquomo, maintains an unmistakable sound and unique dexterity for storytelling through a Pan-African narrative as a World Music Artist. He has completed two residencies at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity for artist development and was awarded the 2020 Emerging Artist Award by Ottawa Arts Council and RBC. In 2020, Asuquomo released his EP DIOBU, which was supported by the Ontario Arts Council. Pitchfork Magazine described it as a project which “explores themes of family, home, and the immigrant experience in his adopted city” in their 20 Great Records You May Have Missed: Summer 2020 seasonal roundup. In October, Asuquomo dropped the video for his single “Don’t Be Scared”; following the release, American Songwriter Magazine described the visuals as “spastic and piercing, aggressive and personal, intriguing and entrancing” in their Five to Discover: Acts You Need to Know.