The Hot Seat: Chris Akinyemi

  by mtvU.

Chris Akinyemi discusses his musical influences and those crazy Ivy League kids at Cornell…
1. Tell us about your craziest touring experience?
When I played at Cornell University, I never knew ivy league kids knew how to party! it was insane!

2. What type of college class would you’d most want to take and why?
Well right now I’m taking six clases and my favorite one would be Business Law because its so informative and teaches you about the industry.

3. What city in America is the most fun to visit and why?
New York City! I love it because it’s so cultural and its just a train ride away from me.

4. What’s some of the best advice you were ever given?
Go for your dreams and never give up!

5. What’s in heavy rotation in your MP3/CD player right now?
John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Kanye, Amy Winehouse, Jay Z and so on…

6. The last good book you read or TV show you’re addicted to?
This is something I’m not proud of but being from New Jersey “Jersey Shore” is very hilarious. But the last book I read was “Dreams of My Father” by Barack Obama.

7. What’s the first concert you ever saw – how was it?
The Cool Kids my first year in was very inspiring because it made me want to be on that stage that they were.

8. What are three items you can’t live without on tour?
My guitar, cellphone to call my friends and family and television.

9. Who are your major musical influences?
John Mayer, Fela Kuti, Kanye, Coldplay, Jay-Z, Jack Johnson

Any random messages or tips you’d like to give to mtvU watchers?
Make sure you watch my music video “Radio” on mtvU and vote for my video on The Freshmen!