At the forefront of ‘Modern AfroRnB’ in Nigeria, Nigerian-American singer, songwriter and audio engineer, WANI, releases ‘Times Two’ featuring spaceship records signee Buju, ahead of his long-awaited forthcoming EP, ‘Lagos City Vice II’.
‘Times Two’, the lead single off ‘Lagos City Vice II’, boasts a funky Spanish guitar riff underscoring their delectable R&B vocals as the duo share different perspectives on love, time, money and how they chose to balance it all as they continue to rise to success in the Nigerian music industry.
“It’s been a long road leading up to the release of my project “Lagos City Vice II”. But we’re almost at the finish line and I’m finally feeling ready. The first single of the project “Times Two” ft. Buju is the perfect vibe to kick off the summer. We’ve worked on a lot of music but this is the one track we decided to put out for the people, especially with the current climate, everything slowly opening back up again, might as well give the people something to dance to,” shares WANI.
As WANI prepares for the Platoon-powered release of his sophomore EP – a sequel to his breakout project – fans and the industry wait with bated breath to behold the growth of WANI’s unique talent. Though the title implies a continuation, ‘Lagos City Vice II’ marks a new chapter in WANI’s artistry, one for which he has been prepared his whole life.
Born in Washington DC but spending his childhood in Lagos, WANI is best known for melding the R&B sensibilities of his Western nationality with the globally dominating soundscape of contemporary Nigerian music.
In today’s globally interconnected world, many artists are lauded for their ability to subvert genres, but WANI’s distinct vocal delivery, his consistent lover-boy lyricism, his penchant for sampling and his unique approach to fusion have set him apart in the multi-generational alternative music scene.
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