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Tosin Abasi’s Age, Bio, Birthday, Nationality, Band, & Religion
Oluwatosin Ayoyinka Olumide “Tosin Abasi”, best known as the founder and lead guitarist of the djent scened band Animals as Leaders, was born on the 7th of January, 1983.
Abasi’s nationality is American as he was born in Washington D.C. to Nigerian immigrants to the United States. However, there’s no information about what religion Abasi follows.
Admittedly, the charming guy is 41 years old belonging to the zodiac sign Capricorn and ethnicity Nigerian. It should be noted, Abasi is a self-taught guitarist and his journey began when he picked up a guitar at his friend’s house.
Nevertheless, the American monthly music magazine also ranked Abasi at #97 on a list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of all time. Before forming his “solo” project, Animals as Leaders, Abasi was the guitarist of the band Reflux.
At a Reflux show, Prosthetic Records noticed his skill and offered him a record deal which he refused at first but after graduating and sharpening his skills more he asked them again if the offer still held.
|Oluwatosin Ayoyinka Olumide
|January 7, 1983
|Washington D.C, United States
|Washington D.C., United States
|41 years old
Is Tosin Abasi Vegan?
No, Tosin is not vegan or vegetarian. But, he ished to bring awareness about factory farming and animal creulty through Animals as Leaders, CAFO, Modern Meat etc.
Tosin Abasi’s Net Worth and Profession
Abasi is an extremely talented musician. Over the years, he surely has earned quite a hefty amount of net worth. Although Tosin’s salary is not available, his net worth is approximately $1 million.
Moreover, not much information is found on Abasi’s house and cars. Maybe because his guitars are more precious to him than other assets. Abasi has his own guitar company/business named Abasiconcepts.
Abasi was highly influenced by famous guitarists Steve Vai, Allan Holdsworth, and many more. Without a doubt, The Joy of Motion was credited to be the best album of his band Animals as Leaders, which is ranked 6579 in the Overall Greatest Album Chart.
|Approx. $1 million
|McLaren 720s, Audi r8, Dodge Viper, Lamborghini,
|Los Angeles, California
Where Does Tosin Abasi Live?
He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
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Tosin Abasi’s Relationship and Girlfriend
Tosin Abasi previously dated Ethopian-American singer Kelela Mizanekristos. Although the couple have broken up and already moved on, they are best friends now.
In 2008, Abasi met Kelela and invited her to join his indie band Dizzy Spells where she sang progressive metal.
Kelela is currently dating Josiah Wise who is known as Serpentwithfeet.
She even composed a song that delves into the challenges of her relationship with Tosin, highlighting his shortcomings as a boyfriend.
There are some incomplete information scattered here and there about Tosin Abasi leaving Kelela for a white girl (unknown) and is still with that girl.
Is Tosin Abasi married?
We do know that he has not married yet and has no wife.
He might have a girlfriend which is likely. However, if he has one, he simply doesn’t want to share the news with the public yet.
Tosin Abasi’s Family
Although Abasi has talked about his father and mother a lot in interviews, we don’t exactly know who they are. However, Abasi has mentioned that his father was liberal about him learning and playing the guitar and in fact, bought him his first guitar.
His parents were Nigerian immigrants to the US.
Unlike, Abasi’s mother wanted him to study following conventional channels instead of being creative.
Abasi has a brother, Abdul Abasi, who is a former drill sergeant in the United States military and currently a fashion designer.
Tosin Abasi’s College & Education
Not much is known about Tosin’s educational background. However, Tosin graduated from Gaithersburg High School. Likewise, after high school, he went to graduate from the Atlanta Institute of Music.
|Gaithersburg High School
|Atlanta Institute of Music
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When DidTosin Abasi Start Playing Guitar?
Tosin started playing guitar when he was 12 years old. Before that, he had learned to play clarinet and even played clarinet in the school orchestra.
Tosin Abasi’s Height, Body Measurements & Physical Appearance
Tosin is quite a tall man. His height is 6 feet 5 inches. Likewise, Abasi’s measurement is not known and it seems like he doesn’t have a tattoo on his body. Likewise, both his eye color and hair color are black.
|6 feet 5 inches
He draws inspiration from a diverse set of musicians, including Thom Yorke of Radiohead, Mike Einziger of Incubus, Squarepusher, Steve Vai, Fredrik Thordendal of Meshuggah, Dream Theater, Allan Holdsworth, and Aphex Twin.
Awards and Achievements
|Ranked 97 on 100 Greatest Guitarist of All Time
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