The group Styl-Plus was a famous Nigerian R&B and pop musical group. The founding members were Shifi Emoefe, Tunde Akinsanmi, Yemi Akinwonmi, and Lanre Faneyi, the name STYL being an abbreviation of the founders’ first names. In 1998 Lanre Faneyi died, and Zeal Onyecheme joined the group…
STYL was formed in 1997 in Akure, Nigeria and made up of four members. In 2001, the group sang mainly pop and love songs. In 1999, after Lanre Faneyi’s death, and the addition of Zeal Onyecheme, the name of the group was changed to Styl-Plus. In 2002 Yemi Akinwonmi left the group to pursue another career.
All The members of the group attended the Federal University of Technology in Akure.
Styl-Plus has been dubbed Africa’s “Boys II Men” due to their ability to deliver heartfelt emotional ballads.
The successful group of talented artists with their vocal harmonies, catchy tunes, melodies, R&B style, combined with meaningful and storytelling lyrics are a union between English and their native tongue Yoruba, spoken in Nigeria.
Styl-plus’s first two albums include tracks like “Olufunmi”, “Imagine That” (Produced by Tunde Akinsanmi), “Run Away”, “Call My Name”, “Stay Alive” and “Four Years”. Other releases include “Unbreakable”, “Ready to Go”, “On the Dance Floor” featuring Jesse Jagz, “Ka Fo Lo (Let’s Fly Away)”, “Jekeserelo” featuring Chics Bad Boy Slim (produced by Tunde Akinsanmi) and “Baby Mo.
In late October 2003, under the old management (Joey & T-Jazz), they released two singles to radio stations.
In February 2006, they released their highly anticipated 11 track debut album “Expressions”. The spectacular, star-studded album launch in Abuja and Lagos was rumored to have cost over N10 million (about $75,000) making it the most expensive album launch in Nigerian history…