Future Sounds Vol.22 featuring Bayanni, Lilpresh, Goya Menor, Funmi Arewa and more
This week, we discovered songs from Bayanni, Lilpresh, Goya Menor, Funmi Arewa, and more.
In an attempt to simplify talent discovery for music consumers and music executives, Pulse Nigeria unveils Future Sounds, a playlist updated weekly to identify and spotlight up-and-coming musicians whose sounds should control the future.
Songs added this week:
Bayanni – Kala
Bayanni is Mavin records’ newest addition. He dropped his self-titled debut Ep this week and we can’t seem to get enough of it. ‘Kala‘ is one of our favourites.
Lilpresh, a Nigerian Afro-Fusion recording and performing artist based in Houston, teams up with Marvy to release ‘Forever,’ his new single.
Lilpresh, whose music is a reflection of African culture through the eyes of a young black man in Houston, has performed on various platforms in Houston, sharing stages with Afrobeats acts such as Kizz Daniel and Rema.
The song ‘Forever,’ which she wrote with Marvy, is a lovely rendition that promotes the longevity of relationships. The song explores the themes of commitment, love, assurance, responsibility, and happiness.
Goya Menor – Grace ft Lade
Bright Goya (Goya Menor), born in Benin City, Nigeria, is an Afro-Fusion Artist who has been doing music underground for a long time and has just had his big breakthrough with his chart topping, social media buzzing song ‘Ameno Amapiano Remix.’ Goya is a promising artist who exudes energy, diversity, and, above all, positive vibes.
He hires Lade for the new one, ‘Grace.’
Eltee Skhillz – Lucy Remix ft Niniola
Olowu Taiwo, also known as Eltee Skhillz, is a singer, dancer, and producer. He is from Ogun state but was born and raised in Lagos. He began his career as a dancer before launching his music career in 2009 with his first single, ‘JEKAFO,’ produced by Philkeyz. Eltee is the late veteran actress Henrietta Kosoko’s son. His versatility allows him to incorporate a variety of sounds. His new single, LUCY, was produced by T4 and Kraybestz and is taken from his upcoming EP, ‘Body Of Work.’
Eltee collaborates with Niniola, the Queen of Afro House, on the Lucy remix.
‘Mad,’ another powerful tune we discovered this week is a collaboration between Stevejazz, Jujuboy Star and Kida Kudz.
Funmi Arewa – Breathe
FUNMI AREWA, a vocal powerhouse and professional singer based in Nigeria, rose from being a background vocalist for several prominent artiste to becoming a songwriter/recording and performing artiste in the creative industry. Arewa is an Afropop/Afrosoul/Folk performing artiste, vocal trainer, voiceover artist, music consultant, owner of a music/sound company called Music Village, an advert agent, and songwriter who has worked with a variety of brands and artists.
Drummr Africa – Hadiza ft Garey Godson
Garey Godson is a Berlin-based Nigerian-born artist and record producer. His style is Afro-Fusion, a fusion of African rhythms and global influences.