East London native Chinwe is a singer-songwriter and producer who cites Nina Simone and Portishead amongst some of her biggest influences. The daughter of a Nigerian father and a Jamaican Mother – Chinwe was exposed to an eclectic range of music from an early age. Having taken classical violin lessons for several years, she eventually ditched the violin in favour of teaching herself the guitar.
The self-taught musician started writing songs in her early teens, and shortly after began experimenting with production as another outlet for her creativity. Having released her debut single in June 2019 and a further two singles in 2020, Chinwe has already gained acclaim from the likes of Complex and Wonderland. As well as support from Jamz Supernova on BBC Radio 1xtra, Tom Robinson on the BBC Introducing Mixtape and Robert Bruce from CapitalXtra.