Toks Ilorin

Musician • Teacher • Promoter of African Music


Toks started playing guitar at an early age, being encouraged by lessons in secondary school. He gradually developed a career playing with a wide variety of musicians across Africa and Europe. Toks then studied music in London and Sweden, before mastering African guitar styles, having been inspired by Vata Mambassa of Congo Kinshasa. His latest album [‘Afrika Dry Riverbed’] contains uplifting, spiritual tracks all written, arranged and performed by him and recorded at Londons CMS Studios. Opener ‘Mojama’ is a delightful introduction to the man’s crisp playing and appealing vocals, and is followed by the percussive and danceable ‘Gimme Water’ with its superbly timeless song structure. Lovely.
— Musician Magazine (Keith Aimes)