Best New Music: Featuring 808 Vic, GR8NES & More.

Featuring music from Nigeria’s ever-growing underground and upcoming scene, where artists often create music away from the more mainstream Afrobeats and Afropop sounds, or with an alternative style or experimentation to the more accepted sounds.

808 Vic – In My Bag

Providing an avenue for the most authentic artists who are majorly DIY performers, Lo-fi and bedroom pop styles are gaining more acceptance in the country, as these artists consistently explore sounds to blurry edges. Born in Lagos, 808 Vic is a London based rapper and producer with influences from Joji, Saba, and Noname that has helped define his homegrown bedroom pop and alt R&B style of music.  

Following up on Overstayed which dropped in January, 808 Vic’s new single In My Bag is a bedroom pop palette. Over mid-tempo drums and jazzy saxophones, 808 Vic has an ability for capturing the feel good and carefree emotions of summer with his light-hearted rap.

808 Vic – In My Bag

GR8NES – Sirens

Afrobeat kicks, tingly piano sounds and catchy playful background vocalisation, Gr8nes the duo captures the twirling dizzying feeling of infatuation. Blending playful onomatopoeia in mimicking the sound of a siren for the chorus and witty song writing.

Tsuni – I’m A Piano

With four singles, Tsuni considers herself as a multi-genre artist because of how flexible and diverse her discography is even despite the relative newness of her career. 2019 saw her open for Tiwa Savage at her ‘Everything Savage’ concert and WurlD’s ‘WurlD live in Lagos’.

I’m A Piano is a two track project produced by WinzyCool, that sees Tsuni take a different and alternative spin to the South African amapiano wave. Deny takes the listener on a bouncy melodic journey of her feelings when she first heard the beat, while the second single Memo features Emk The Genie.

Adedayo Laketu

Adedayo Laketu is a creative inventor who's interested in curating a New Age for Africa across all mediums.

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