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Born Olasunkanmi Rehanat Alonge
(1987-06-02) June 2, 1987 (age 33)
Lagos State, Nigeria
Nationality Nigerian
Alma mater Olabisi Onabanjo University
Occupation singer-songwriter, vocalist
Years active 2013–present
Musical artist

Olasunkanmi Rehanat Alonge (born 2 June 1987), better known by her stage name Sunkanmi, is a Nigerian songwriter and singer;[1] Sunkanmi rose to recognition in 2015 when she released "For Body", a song which had her enlisting the collaboration effort of a popular Nigerian musician by name Olamide.[2] She is currently signed to Hit The Ground Records under which she has released numerous singles.[3]

Early life and education

Sunkanmi a native of Lagos State was born into a Muslim family; she is an alumna of Olabisi Onabanjo University where she studied Geophysics.[4]

Musical career

While in her sophomore year in school, Sunkanmi had her first recording; in mid-2015, through the help of her producer, she got to meet Olamide. The meeting lead to the creation of a song titled For Body.[5][2] Sunkanmi signed on with Hit The Ground Running Entertainment.[6]

In 2015, Sunkanmi was nominated for the "Most Promising Act to Watch" at the 2015 edition of the Nigeria Entertainment Awards,[7][8] and in 2016, she received 3 nominations from Scream All-Youth Awards in the "Best New Act" category,[9] The Lagos Fashion Award in the "Fashionable Revelation Artist Of The Year" category[10] and Eloy Awards in the "Upcoming female Music Artiste" category, alongside the likes of Niniola, Falana and Aramide.[11]



List of singles as lead artist, showing year released and album name

Year Title Album
2013 "Fabulous" Non-album single
2014 "Owo"
2014 "Cassanova"
2014 "Tenumo"
2015 "Singale"[12]
2015 "For Body"
2015 "Marry Jonna"
2016 "Follow You Go"
2017 "Everywhere"
2017 "You"
2018 "Zobo"

Music Videos

List of music videos as lead artist, showing date released and directors

Title Video release date Director(s) Ref
Cassanova March 2014 Patrick Elis [13]
Owo November 2014 Toyin Lawani [14]
Singale January 2015 Aje Films [15]
For Body

(featuring Olamide)

July 2015 Unlimited LA [16]
Marry Joanna October 2015 Micheal Williams [17]
Everywhere May 2017 Matt Maxx [18]
You October 2017 Vasco Gee [19]

Awards and nominations

Year Award ceremony Prize Result
2015 City People Magazine Award Most Promising Act to Watch Template:Nom
2015 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Most Promising Act to Watch Template:Nom [20]
2016 Scream All-Youth Awards 2016 Best New Female Act Template:Won [21]
2016 Lagos Fashion Awards 2016 Best New Female Act Template:Won[22]
2016 Eloy Awards 2016 Upcoming music artist of the year Template:Won[23]


  1. "Spotlight Act: TY MIX, ID CABASA ENDORSES SUNKANMI". Yes International. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ajose, Kehinde. "I learnt a lot while working with Olamide — Sunkanmi". Vanguard. Retrieved 12 July 2015. 
  3. "Fast rising singer Sunkanmi releases beautiful new promo photos" (in en-GB). 
  4. Ige, Rotimi (2018-04-27). "Sunkanmi drops ‘Zobo’" (in en-GB). Tribune. 
  5. aL Yhusuff. "Sunkanmi – "For Body" ft. Olamide (Prod. By Young John)". TooXclusive. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  6. Arogundade, Funsho (2014-02-07). "Sunkanmi Gets Top Producers' Endorsement - PM NEWS Nigeria" (in en-US). PM NEWS Nigeria. 
  7. Lalaboiy. "The 10th NEA Awards 2015". notJustOk. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  8. "You will never see me wear bra and pant in a music video —Sunkanmi" (in en-US). Vanguard News. 2015-08-22. 
  9. "D'banj, Uti, Dremo top Scream All Youth Awards 2016 nominees list" (in en-GB). 
  10. Olarewaju, Olamide. "Lagos Fashion Award 2016: Peep nominee list for "Fashion slayer- The Elite Edition" tagged edition" (in en-US). 
  11. "The Nominees List For The 2016 ELOY Awards Is Out" (in en-GB). The September Standard. 2016-10-10. 
  12. "Nigeria: Olasunkanmi Returns With Singale". Daily Independent (Lagos). 2015-01-10. 
  13. "VIDEO: Sunkanmi - Cassanova |" (in en-US). 
  14. "VIDEO: Sunkanmi - Owo - Latest Naija Nigerian Music, Songs & Video" (in en-US). Latest Naija Nigerian Music, Songs & Video. 2014-11-03. 
  15. "VIDEO: Sunkanmi - Singale (Prod. by Young John) - TooXclusive" (in en-US). TooXclusive. 2015-01-06. 
  16. "DOWNLOAD VIDEO: Sunkanmi – For Body Ft Olamide" (in en-US). Mp3bullet. 2015-07-07. 
  17. "VIDEO: Sunkanmi ft. CDQ - Marry Joanna - Latest Naija Nigerian Music, Songs & Video" (in en-US). Latest Naija Nigerian Music, Songs & Video. 2015-10-09. 
  18. Yhusuff (2017-10-17). "WATCH: Sunkanmi – You (Official Video)" (in en-GB). 
  19. "WATCH VIDEO: Sunkanmi - You | Mp3Switch". 
  20. DANIELLE ONEILL. "The Nigeria Entertainment Awards Announce 2015 Nominees". Okay Africa. Retrieved 15 June 2015. 
  21. Chidera Zinno. "D’banj, Linda Ikeji, Don Jazzy grab Scream All Youth Awards 2016 nomination". The Netng. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  22. "Lilian Esoro, Seyi Shay, Swanky Jerry & D’banj Emerge Winners at the Lagos Fashion Awards 2016!". BellaNaija. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 
  23. "See full list of winners at the ELOY Awards 2016 held on the 27th November in Lagos...". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 29 November 2016. 

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