A top notch international singer and songwritter, Nigerian born music artist Attih Ekpenyong popularly known as Attih Soul, currently based in Barcelona, Spain urged youths to embrace hardwork and shun all forms of social vices.
Speaking in an interview with journalist recently in Abuja, Attih said, Music and entertainment industry is capable of creating millions of jobs and engage the youths meaningfully.
He appealed to the government to support the entertainment and music industry by creating a conducive and enabling environment for the industry to thrive and succeed the more.
Attih further said, in 2012, he grew more passionate about music, started singing more, and participated in various singing competitions, like Voice of Cross River, Nigerian idol among others. Over the years, he gathered lots of experience from performing at various live events and in 2017, Attih Soul traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa for his first international concert, after which he was called upon to write and perform the theme song for Nigeria’s Democracy Day on May 29th, 2017, this event was held at the Presidential Villa and Attih Soul was honored to have performed before the President of Nigeria, his entire cabinet, and dignitaries from all over the world.
Attih Soul put together in 2018, a team of musicians (The A-Team) and performed at the ”World Music Day” music festival at the ”French Institute” in Nigeria. ”Attih Soul and the A-Team” were the obvious Crowd favorites and were voted the ”Best Performing Group” of the Festival, still in 2018, ”Attih Soul and The ‘A-Team’ were again invited to co-headline a concert at the French Institute with French Band ”Soft Machines”. Attih Soul has performed on the same stages as famous Nigerian artists such as ”Davido, Falz, Teni, Jesse Jags, Timi Dakolo, Styl Plus” and many more. He has so far had a promising music career.
Attih Soul moved to Barcelona, Spain in October 2019, to further pursue his musical career. He has since been reported to have performed at a lot of concerts, both as a solo act and with his band: “The Blues Gamblers”, where he is the Lead Singer. Attih Soul has fast become a household name in Barcelona. In May 2020, Attih Soul registered for the International music festival: “Road to Yalta” and was among the final participants selected from all around the world. In September 2020, Attih Soul performed at the finals of the Road to Yalta Music Festival, which was held in Yalta, Russia. His outstanding performance made him a fan favorite and caught the attention of Russian Music Legend, Lev Leshchenko, who gifted Attih Soul a Gold plated microphone, awards of recognition, and cash rewards. As of right now, Attih Soul is reported to be working on his first studio album, which he has promised would be phenomenal.
Attih Soul was born on the 13th of February, in the city of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. He attended Federal Government College Ikom, Cross River State, Nigeria. Upon completing secondary school, he enrolled in the University of Calabar, where he obtained a Bachelors’s degree in biochemistry. He always loved to sing from childhood and often listened to the likes of Mariah Carey, Boyz 2 Men, KC & Jojo, Celine Dion amongst others.