Femi Akinade, aka Femii Thai, is a singer/songwriter/thai boxer hailing from London, England. I met Femi in Bangkok in early 2009 while training at Chuwattana Gym. As that was over two years ago, my mind scrambles when I try to recall how long we trained together, I can’t remember if it was for a few weeks, or over a month. Nonetheless, what I do remember is Femi’s dedication to the art and the respect he extended to everyone around him. Femi also brought home a win from Rajadamnern Stadium that year.
Since skipping back to England, Femi continues to train but has switched his focus to music, his most recent single being released without a label’ssupport. He states, “In the last 2 years I’ve been doing gigs all around the UK….The aim now is to keep building my fan base and making great music. I hope to fight again in the future although not until it can become a priority again because I don’t wanna fight unless I can put 100% into it, and at the moment I put 100% into my music.”
The following is his most recent release, featuring Birmingham’s LionArt (It was also featured in the BBC’s televised urban musical Rules of Love):
More music vids from Femii Thai here.
Femi Akinade’s fight against Portuguese nak muay Joao Diogo here.