Balogun Adewale Akanji, popularly known as Barryshokey, is not a rookie on the entertainment scene, most especially, the Fuji genre of music.
His astronomical rise in the Fuji music genre is not in any way related to him riding on the popularity of his late father, who is the creator of the Fuji genre of music, Late Alhaji Ayinde Barrister. Barryshokey is indeed a dexterous-born artiste, blessed with the Midas touch of Gold. While he was in Nigeria, he attended Victory Nursery & Primary Ojota, Lagos, and proceeded to A-Z International School, Ajao Estate. Thereafter, he proceeded to Gideon International School, before travelling to reside in the United States of America and perhaps hone his academic and musical skills. He has since carved a niche for himself, notching over 8 (eight) albums to his credit, which sold platinum on their release dates. However, he was one of the first Fuji artistes who infused Fuji music into Hip Hop Music in the year 2002, under Kennis Music. He was rewarded for his sheer dint of hard work with a nomination at the prestigious KORA AWARD, held in South Africa. Even in the face of sheer criticisms, Barryshokey remained dogged, undaunted and stayed glued to his dreams which finally paid off for him with a wide fan-base both in Nigeria and other European countries.
It was reliably gathered that, ''Barryshokey is returning to Nigeria with more fire power. Nobody does his style of Fuji music. The lacuna he left while he was away is yet to be filled up, he is returning to fill it up. Trust him, this time around; he is ready to marvel all his fans in Nigeria with more hit songs. Barry, on his return will be doing some gigs and other special appearances. He has been booked for events till December 2018. He will drop a smashing yet-to-be titled track this September for his teeming fans. Trust him you have never had this combination and rhythm before.''