Bee Bakare is a Nigeria-born British soul pop singer-songwriter. 

A charismatic live performer with a deeply-rich warm tone and catchy songs. Blowing away audiences with that big voice and smile, her songs have achieved and continue to achieve local and international radio play including BBC radio London and Bristol.


Amongst her achievements include performing at Buckingham palace, featuring Emeli Sande and Idris Elba as benefactors of the Princes trust, and Prince Charles. A crafty songwriter, she was awarded a winner in the Future music UK songwriting contest 2016/2017. 


Her known-for feel good charm and eloquence on stage and as live music compère/creator of “Soul Stripped Sessions”, landed her a role as TV Judge in BBC one’s brand new six-part series. A Saturday night primetime show called “All Together Now”. Bee Bakare is one of “the 100” music industry judges on Seasons 1 & 2.


Passionate about connecting with people through music, despite starting off different career in the medical industry, she is a keen and ambitious personality with an impressive momentum in her career. For instance, she references covering a wealth of over 350 live performances in 2016/17 alone. Her performances including intimate shows as Ronnie Scott’s, Sofar sounds, Legendary Troubadour, festivals as well as concert venues in the UK, Europe, USA & Nigeria.

'Brighter’, responsible for her songwriting award, is the title track to her April 2017 EP. The 5-track release contributed to almost 1 million minutes streaming time on Spotify alone for this artist in 2017. 


She has also attained the No1 spot on UK R&b/Soul Charts on Reverbnation for Sept 2016 to late 2018.


Singing and writing from a young age, she cites her songwriting in the early years as poems and simply as a way of "working out emotions". Growing up listening to R&b, gospel and female acoustic soul singers such as Lauryn Hill, Tracy Chapman and India Arie, she describes these as her main influences that later inspired her to "play guitar and get on the streets busking" whilst she holds the queens of Soul pop, Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey responsible for that impressive vocal range. 


Hailing from Bath, UK she is currently most active on London’s buzzing live music scene, making a name for herself fronting her all-time sell-out show Soul Stripped Sessions. A 5* rated event known for its upbeat atmosphere and quality of music, it is a known brand in London’s soul scene, priding itself in inspiring creative women, advocating fairness, respect and support for female independent artists.


In her own words, “to be able to say someday that my music has reached the world and positively touched peoples lives would be the dream come true”. 


She describes her most recent release as “upbeat, yet vulnerable and heart-felt songs that take you on an emotional journey”, Listen to Bee Bakare’s Brighter EP. Visit the Official site. Available now in stores.  

She has spent the last 2 years since her EP, touring, meeting and connecting with new and loyal fans, “growing as a songwriter, evolving into the artist i was born to be and performer”. Bee has revealed she is currently working on her first album and is set to release new music in 2019.

Bee Bakare began playing at a small Soho club the audience was utterly transfixed. Her richly textured vocals, catchy hooks and fizzing musicality immediately set this young acoustic soul pop singer-songwriter apart” -Cultural Highlights 2016 (Huffington post)



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