Rising hip-hop artist Wil Akogu delivers a vibrant and cinematic visual for his newest single “RIOT.” Directed by Chris Vergara and Wil himself, the music video is stimulating with its graphic nature and vivid treatment of color. The anthemic record has Wil riding over the beat as he visually rolls deep with his crew. With hard-hitting bars on a hard-hitting beat, Wil’s approach to the song is a riot in itself; energizing and easy to get swept up in.
“”RIOT” is about taking back control and owning it. Whatever that means to you.”
– Wil Akogu
Wil Akogu is a Nigerian, LA-based recording artist, producer, songwriter, and creator. Growing up in Lagos, Nigeria and moving to the states at 11, he spent his teenage years in the northwest suburbs of Chicago before juxtaposing between both Chicago and LA. In 2018, his song “Operation X” was Top 10 on Power 92 Radio Chicago. He later went on to headline his first sold out show at BaseCamp in Lisle, IL. Recognizing his natural talent, Nike then placed Wil in their “Air Force 1” commercial. He has since been featured on DJ Booth, EARMILK, Chicago Reader, and more. Wil’s singles “No Cap,” “Real Talk,” and “2030” have also received support and airtime on BBC Radio 1XTRA, Rinse FM, and No Signal over in the UK, setting up for his forthcoming album release. He also recently graced the April cover of Alphabetical Order Magazine this year.