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Growing up across countries, the Nigerian Loshh Aje was born in The Netherlands, raised in Dublin via the Midlands and now resides in London. Working between visual arts, poetry and sound, he grew up in a family with notable connections to the performing arts, accrediting this and the Fuji sound as his early inspirations for his music and expression. With a knack for lively, upbeat, and passionate vocals drawing comparisons to Fela Kuti, this is music that will lift your soul and get you moving.
Wavy The Creator
Wavy The Creator is Nigerian-born millennia raised in Kansas City and Houston, Texas is fast gaining nationwide popularity for her multifaceted creative ingenuity.
Influenced by different sounds, she recently launched her music career, adding yet another feather to her well decorated creative hat. In addition to her music artistry, Wavy is also a photographer, filmmaker, creative director and fashion designer.
Barely nine months into professional music and with just one single out ‘HIGH’, Wavy The Creator became a force to reckon with in the Nigerian music industry. In this short period, she gained critical acclaim, receiving positive reviews from respectable music publications and is well known among lovers of Nigeria’s fast rising underground alternative music scene. And about a year and a half into her music career, Wavy was signed to Disturbing London/Parlophone Records releasing her first single ‘SHAKU’, which got featured in British Vogue. Her most recent musical release is ‘BODY DEEP’ which has gained great feedback and recognition from diplo, and is being played on international radio. She also features the Nigerian POP Queen Tiwa Savage on a remix to ‘BODY DEEP’.
Honest, expressive, creative and boundary breaking, Wavy The Creator stands out like an alien amidst mere mortals
A true underground legend, the singer-songwriter was a key pioneer in Nigeria’s Alté scene, being one of the first women to experiment with the genre. Tomi went on to collaborate with some of the movements most exciting artists, including featuring on Santi’s culturally defining track ‘Rapid Fire’, which also features Amaarae and Shane Eagle. The track went on to receive over 10 million streams and solidified Tomi’s status as part of the original trailblazers. Tomi also frequently collaborates with mega-producer and friend Juls, featuring on his debut EP ‘Leap Of Faith’ alongside Santi on ‘After Six’, another game-changing record for all those involved.
Tomi has been consumed by songwriting since she wrote her first song when she was just 11 and has never looked back. Born in North West London to Nigerian parents, Tomi’s inspiration is a fusion of her culture as well as looking to her icons; Jill Scott, Erykah Badu and Beyonce.
London-raised Nigeria born singer/songwriter Darkoo is the genre-blurring artist who has successfully created a sound that is distinctly her own, blending her international influences to create her own style of Afroswing, highlighting her vibrant and androgynous vocals perfectly. As one of the most talked about artists in the UK right now British Vogue described Darkoo as “..The musician smashing stereotypes with her style and sound.” Her style is something that never goes amiss, often flipping her look from her blonde buzz cut and low slung trousers to flowing hair and slick dresses. Darkoo is definitely one to watch as she cements her way to becoming a true superstar.
Over the space of eight years, Bongeziwe Mabandla has steadily built a career that now sees him take his place as the enigmatic spirit of African Soul.
Evidence of this is the past year which has seen the Johannesburg-based artist expand his global audience with a brace of performances across Europe and Africa, alongside finishing an album that is set to cement his standing as an artist of the most singular gifts.
iimini (“days”) was heralded last year by two singles “Zange” and “Jikeleza” and is due for release through London-based Platoon (Princess Nokia, Victoria Monet, Maleek Berry, Samthing Soweto, Sun-El Musician) on 27 March 2020. The album will join 2012’s Umlilo and 2017’s Mangaliso in capturing the recorded output of an artist who has been described as a “modern miracle” by Radio France Internationale (RFI) and recently profiled in prestigious UK music magazine, Songlines.
Br3nya is ready to take the UK music scene by its reigns.
With her debut single 'Good Food' creating huge traction back in 2018, she's also dominated 2019 with the release of two more singles, a set at Stormzy's Merky Festival, and a sold-out headline show. With her eyes surely fixated on success, 2020 is looking to be Br3nya's best year yet.
"It sounds very typical and cliché but I do want to take over," she says. "I want my music to really travel and I want more people to sing my songs. The support has been great, but now it's all about exposure."
Ensuring that her music always feels natural and organic, Br3nya's creative process is less strategic than you would think. "When I'm in the studio, I just go off whatever mood I'm in. I don't really think about it too much." This, along with the help and guidance from producers P Montana and C Biggz has allowed her to release an array of unique music.
Remi Burgz (Host)
Remi Burgz is a Radio DJ, Host & Personality from South London. Remi has always had a great passion for music and entertaining people, which explains her rapid growing success in the entertainment industry. Remi began her radio career in 2017 and shortly afterwards grabbed her own live show on Reprezent Radio. She now hosts the BBC 1Xtra Weekend Breakfast Show, and is the official DJ for rapper and MOBO award nominee Shaybo. Remi’s infectious energy, which lights up every room she enters, earned her the nickname “The Local Energy Provider”.
Remi’s die hard love of Afrobeats is influenced by her Nigerian heritage, and reflected in her guests, music and conversations featured on her radio show. She has interviewed high profile artists such as Tiwa Savage, Olamide and Cassper Nyovest, but is equally passionate about platforming emerging artists.