You may not know the name Kevin Olusola individually but he’s one-fourth of the popular acapella group, Pentatonix.
At the Grammys 2016, the group picked up their second grammy award making it the second consecutive year the group wins an award for Best Arrangement, Instrumental or Acapella.
While we really want to go on and on about how the group, Pentatonix is amazing, we’re interrupting this flow to tell you a few details you need to know about the only Nigerian is a grammy winner.
1. He plays about five musical instruments
Yes, Kevin is a cellist, beatboxer, saxophonist, pianist and celloboxer. Is there anything he cannot do?
2. Kevin was accepted into five universities
He is literally an “efiko” if we say it ourselves. He was accepted at Princeton University, Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, and Brown University. He ended up at Yale university.
3. He speaks Mandarin fluently
He spent 18 months in Beijing becoming fluent in Chinese as a part of his Yale fellowship.
4. His journey to Pentatonix began in 2011
His celloboxing version of Mark Summer’s “Julie-O” went viral in April 2011 after being featured on Huffington Post, CBS and the likes which led him to become involved with Pentatonix.
5. He wanted to be a medical doctor
His Nigerian father was a psychiatrist and his Grenadian born mother, a nurse. He started pre-med at Yale until his pre-med mentor advised him to go into music full time.