British – Nigerian rapper, BREIS (breeze) is a dynamic Hip Hop lyricist based in the UK.
His name stands for Brother Reaching Each Inner Soul.
Breis a seasoned performer and has toured internationally and shared the stage with artists such as Angie Stone, Big Daddy Kane, Black Thought, Omar Sosa, Dele Sosimi, Horndogz, Nneka and Kim Burrell. His critically acclaimed The Brilliant EP features the catchy Hip Hop/Afrobeat single Identity and the groovy Strictly, featuring Mercury Prize nominee Eska. Growing up in both the UK and Nigeria has influenced BREIS’s sound, which is a fusion of Hip Hop, Jazz and Afro-beat. BREIS recently released the upbeat Afro Pop single, The Right Person and has been promoting it in Nigeria and across Europe.
He says: “I believe my purpose is to inspire, educate and entertain people through my music.”
Since 2001, BREIS has impacted the learning of thousands of students by facilitating Hip Hop inspired rap and poetry workshops in schools across the UK and across the globe. He has been invited to Washington DC, Amsterdam, Mozambique, Zanzibar, Vienna and Malaysia as a performer, workshop facilitator and creative consultant. In 2009 he founded the Hip Hop educational company Student of Life and in 2011 published the UK’s first interactive Hip Hop rap book entitled Brilliant Rappers Educate Intelligent Students. He is currently working on his debut album.