As the daughter of famed reggae musicians Toyin Adekale and Klearview Harmonix, it’s perhaps no surprise that Taliwhoah has chosen a career in music. Born into a big musical family of Nigerian-Lebanese and Jamaican parentage, Taliwhoah’s sound spans strong pop and R&B influences as well as UK house and Chicago funk, but still holds a strong Afro-Carribean sentiment at its core.

Originally based out of Tottenham, she’s recently set roots down in LA thanks to a record deal from Rostrum Records, where she’s currently working on her debut full-length. As she prepares, we got to know Taliwhoah a little better.

Three words to describe my music…
Funky
Fusion
Realness

Favourite ever film…
The Lion King

Favourite Instagram account…
@stephanie_sarley – it’s literally food porn, it’s incredible.

The best venue I’ve played…
The Queens Head in Angel

The song I can’t listen to…
My heart will go on by Celine Dion. I cry…

The worst job I’ve ever had…
I worked at Foreign Exchange for a week, I hated it. They had the worst storage room ever.

My favourite meal to cook…
Jerk chicken. Mac n cheese

If I was in a tribute band it would be…
A Spice Girls tribute band

My favourite word…
‘Okay’ – it just has so many levels to it.

If I had a superpower I’d want it to be…
To be able to be invisible.

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
Buckingham palace

I think you should listen to…
Reggie Snow – Crocked cop

If I could see anyone play live it would be…
I would love to have seen Michael Jackson live. Now I would love to see Missy Elliot do a full live set!