Dami Oniru is the latest artist on Spotify Fresh Finds Africa, nominated in November.
As this month’s Fresh Find African Artist, the feel-good soul and R&B singer Thrash-Producer appears on the playlist of the same name, giving you access to a package of tools and initiatives to inspire artists as they embark on a long and fruitful career path. can also do.
Commenting on Dami Onir’s selection, Fiona Okumu, Head of Music for Sub-Saharan Africa at Spotify said: She is excited to introduce her to a new audience and give her the chance to take her next step as an artist. ”
Born Brianna Onill Edwards, Dami Onill first broke through with the hit single “Iyawo” and her sophomore single “Fallin’.” Following a few guest poems on either side of her brief hiatus, she released her debut EP, Bri’s Lounge, in 2019.
Dami Oniru’s music harmonizes R&B, soul and African instruments, with a sprinkle of trap. An inspired artist, Dami considers music to be second nature. Her nickname comes from a studio session where she randomly sang her own name and imagined people singing back. To make her dream come true, she has managed to weave together the three sides of her career: music, fashion and technology, while setting her own standards.
Just as her new EP satisfied long-time fans, Dami Oniru was inspired by the opportunity to join the roll call of great talent and get even more exposure to new ears.
“It is such an honor to be selected as Spotify’s Freshly Found Africa Artist for November 2022. I have always wanted to reach heights where everyone can access and connect with my music. It’s a dream come true,” says the singer. .
Her acclaimed new EP Matter of Time has been described as her most cohesive project to date. Produced alongside her longtime friend and collaborator Remy Baggins, she captures the singer’s breadth with melodies and vivid lyrics. She paints snapshots of her own growth, experiences and aspirations on songs like her Emotions and her Soft Life.
Each month, Fresh Finds Africa spotlights one artist selected by the Spotify Music team. This is a key aspect of Spotify’s initiatives, including RADAR and EQUAL, created to support the African music scene.
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