Aniff Akinola, renowned vocalist, writer, producer and ex-label owner, was a founding member of cult Manchester hip-hop outfit Chapter and the Verse, co-writer of a Guy Called Gerald’s classic house anthem ‘Voodoo Ray’, co-writer of Kirsty MacColl’s hit ‘Walking Down Madison’ and general co-conspirator of such 90s electronic luminaries as The Orb, Steve Hillage and The Beloved. He was also co-writer of Ian Brown's ‘Set my Baby Free’ and one half of Backyard Dog - who wrote the top 20 hit ‘Baddest Ruffest’ which went on to become the Coca-Cola World Cup theme and feature in Ali G's ‘In The House’ and ‘Bend It Like Beckham’. His latest offering under his The Ironweed Project moniker is due for release in late 2015.
The Ironweed Project is just one of his current projects which is described as a mash up of blues, drum n bass and electronica. His track ‘Get A Little Dirty’ was the theme song of TV drama Rescue Special Ops. The song ‘Get On The Floor’ by The Ironweed Project was included in the Hollywood blockbuster ‘How To Lose Friends And Alienate People’.
More recently under his own name Aniff Akinola featured as performer as a co-writer on TCTS ‘Coupe De Ville’ on Chase and Status’ MTA Records. The track was A listed on Radio 1Xtra.
Aniff also does occasional lectures and conference speaking and is still producing and writing for up and coming artist both locally and internationally.