Fast rising music act, Raphael Oshionebo is a musical artist running the stage in Lagos Nigeria.
The talented music act hails from Auchi but was born in Uromi Edo State where he had his early primary and secondary school education.
RIO, as fondly called, started his musical journey as a young kid growing up in Edo state. He had always known he would do music professionally and he has not turned back.
Rapheal is the second of four male children of Dr & Mrs Bruno Oshionebo. His family has always been of great support to his musical career.
Raphael attended Blessed Josephine Primary School Bakhita and Lumen Christi International high school Uromi. He then moved on to syudy Microbiology at the University of Abuja.
Even whilst in the University, Raphael had always known he was going to do music professionally.
Little wonder he got signed on by a record label immediately he graduated from the University.
Rapheal Oshionebo whose stage name is RIO started out his music career with a three year sign on contract with a record label named SS Sounds. This was where he developed his vocal prowess and further harnessed his musical artistry.
After leaving the record label, Rapheal delved a bit into real estate business which was quite short lived as he soon went back to doing music professionally which had always been his passion and forte.
Raphael says the genres of music that inspires him and brings out the best of his musical ability are
Afro beat, Hip Hop, R&B and Reggae.
He acknowledges the likes of Fela, Wizkid and Tuface as those that have largely influenced him musically over the years.
Raphael is coming out with a bang as he is set to drop his new single soon.