b. Toyin Adekale, 21 December 1963, London, England. Toyin came to prominence performing with the Instigators. She left the band after the release of their debut single and embarked on a solo career. Influenced by Jean Adebambo and Carroll Thompson, she performed as a lovers rock soloist, topping the reggae charts with the alluring "It's You". Demonstrating her independence and determination, she formed the group Pure And Simple, undertaking managerial duties. In addition to recording her own material, she covered Sister Sledge's "Smile", and "It's Not Love" for Anthony "Sir George' Brightly. Toyin was also asked to sing on the British Reggae Artists Famine Appeal for 1985"s "Let's Make Africa Green Again". Following her involvement in the charitable project, she promoted her brand of lovers rock among leather obsessives in Wales during the May Bank Holiday. The success of the mini-tour led to a lengthy summer entertaining the patrons of a number of UK holiday camps. In the 90s she released the occasional hit, including a particularly riveting combination with Daddy Screw, "Man With The Agony", produced by her former colleagues from the Instigators, Mafia And Fluxy.
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