- Best Contemporary Jazz Album for Best of Both Worlds.
2009 - Nigeria Achievement Award
- Best Musical Group to Kunle Ayo and his Band. (Awarded by President Goodluck Jonathan.)
2005 - Channel O Award
- Best Jazz Video for Slowly But Surely (single), Beyond the Borders.
2004 - Kora Award
- Best Male West Artist (West Africa Category) for Beyond Borders.
“Kunle! It’s a good thing we in the States don’t know what that name means, because once you hear his incredible, energetic, world-beat, soulful, jazzy and uplifting music, you’ll still be baffled anyway! What is a Kunle?! Just listen and be transformed.”
- Kirk Whalum
“Giving a shout out to you Mr Kunle, musician extraordinaire. The world awaits your awesome talent. Keep spreading the love with your beautiful music. ‘Coming to a town near you’ master musician Kunle, bringing you all styles… jazz, afro, soul, funk, mellow vibes...“
- Mausiki, Common Ground
“Kunle has a rare combination of gifts – he is able to tell a story simply with a melody on guitar and at the same time, fill the ears of a listener with an incredibly authentic musical point of view. His passion feels rooted in his love for his homeland and his distinct appreciation for humanity. The music he makes is thing of beauty.”