Release date
06 March 2017
06 March 2017 |

Born and raised in Calabar, Cross River State Nigeria, recording artist Tshawn Umo boasts over 10 years in the entertainment industry writing, producing and performing his singular style of r&b and hiphop influenced afrobeats music. He first burst onto the scene in 2005 with his demo single, a gospel song called “Believe”. Thereafter in 2007, now known to his fans as simply “T’Shawn”, he worked with Coded Tunes to record songs with ID Cabasa and SoundSultan.
In 2008, TShawn took a brief hiatus from the business to pursue higher education, eventually obtaining a B.Sc. in Marketing from University of Calabar. But Schooling could not keep him away from his music as 2009 found him back in the studio recording collaborations with Mode9, Terry ThaRapman and Vector.
In Jan 2013 he released his first official mass market single as a solo artist – “Kpong Mkpo Odo” – ” ( Transl: ‘Forget that’….)
The song went on to become a massive viral hit throughout the Southern region of Nigeria throughout 2013 and 2014, garnering him the moniker “KpongMkpoOdo Master”and in 2014, the title of “Next Rated Act” at The Safari Awards and “Best Collaboration” Paradise Music Festival Awards 2016. Currently TShawn is set to release an official EP, tentatively entitled “UnderconstrucT’shawn” in the latter half of 2017. His first official single release of 2017 will occur just before the EP release. For more from T’Shawn, fans can follow him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/iamtshawn. @iamtshawn on twitter and instagram.