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One to watch: Obongjayar

Delivered... Tara Joshi | Scene | Sat 25 Jan 2020 2:59 pm

Mixing Afrobeat and electronics, Nigerian-born Londoner Steven Umoh makes music befitting a self-styled ‘king’

Much of London’s recent music output is indebted to west Africa. Whether it’s the way that contemporary Nigerian pop genre Afrobeats has melded with rap and dancehall to create the breezy Afroswing that has become a chart mainstay, or the burgeoning jazz scene that pulses with the euphoria of Fela Kuti’s Afrobeat and Ghanaian highlife, the cross-pollination has created some of the capital’s most vital sounds.

Enter Obongjayar, AKA Steven Umoh. Since his 2016 EP Home, the south London artist, 26, who lived in Nigeria until he was 17, has been carving out a name for himself with music that oozes vitality and spirit, as his contributions to everything from Richard Russell’s Mercury-nominated Everything Is Recorded to rapper Danny Brown’s most recent album attest.

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