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WAJI Fearlessly Confronts Toxic Relationships Head On In Empowering Single “BMH”

“BMH” tells a heartfelt story of liberation from an abusive relationship with cascading pop instrumentation and a passionately anthemic chorus. 

Alt-pop singer-songwriter WAJI makes a splash with their newest single, “BMH,” out January 19th. This track is a moment for the artist in which they poured their most vulnerable emotions from a beyond-challenging hardship into their art. For WAJI, this was one of their main ways of coping through an emotionally abusive relationship in which they felt more pain than pleasure. This track layers airy fingerpicking with a punchy beat, creating a breezy soundscape with an edge. The somber delivery in WAJI’s smooth vocal blossoms into a beautifully anthemic chorus built upon an empowering moment of recognition for the wrong-doings of their former lover. WAJI finds inspiration in Nigerian artists like 2Baba and Asa, who approach their songs with freshness and charisma; listeners can expect the same electric attitude from WAJI on “BMH.”

Ima Ikuru, the artist behind WAJI, took a unique perspective when writing “BMH.” While the artist struggled in the midst of a painful hardship, unable to find the strength to break away from their relationship, they channeled their grief into a character with the power to take control. In collaboration with producer Don Ozi, WAJI managed to capture an empowering heartbreak anthem gearing towards a better future. “I had just left my partner’s place and was in the middle of one of my breakup fantasies,” they recall, “when Don Ozi sent me this beat, I didn’t even have to think about it, I just sat there and poured my heart out.” Featuring lyrics in Nigerian pidgin English, WAJI led the songwriting while Don Ozi took charge of the production. WAJI conveys in BMH that no matter how brave or strong, making the choice to end a relationship can be tough for anyone. As the beat switches up in the second verse, feelings of anxiety and apprehension come to fruition in lyrics like, “don’t wanna be here beside you, don’t wanna love anybody besides you.” For WAJI, “this song eventually inspired [them] to leave, and [they] hope the vulnerability of the lyrics can inspire other trapped individuals to be strong enough to set themselves free.”

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Listeners can stream “BMH” on all major streaming platforms January 19th. 

 

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WAJI is a colorful singer-songwriter known for their mesmerizing story telling abilities. Playful lyricism, catchy melodies, and relatable stories characterize the type of music listeners can expect from WAJI. Nigerian influences shine brightly through WAJI’s sound; artists like 2Baba and Asa are at the top of the list. They also gravitate towards artists like Bruno Mars and The Weeknd, who bring versatility, charisma, and confidence to their music. Having grown up in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, the now Georgia based artist made the transition to the U.S. to study mechanical engineering before diving into their music career. WAJI embraces the spotlight on every track as they deliver engaging melodies with creativity and playfulness. The songwriter channels their personal experiences into their music and offers a charming sincerity backed by a charming confidence. Despite their introverted nature, WAJI has no issue letting their personality and style shine through their music. Fans can expect new music from WAJI in 2022 while they excitedly anticipate the release of their upcoming EP.

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Once in college, WAJI began exploring their personal identity and becoming more in touch with themselves than ever before. The social disapproval from their Nigerian peers made accepting the more intimate parts of themselves especially difficult; while life in the U.S. made it easier to live freely as their true self, the extreme cultural shift made it difficult for the artist to adjust. WAJI found themselves spending most of their day escaping reality through songwriting to cope with the burdens of frustration and isolation. The songwriter made the courageous decision to release one of the many stories they had stockpiled despite feelings of social anxiety and loneliness. Their first release on soundcloud, “Baby,” in 2019 was received a more than positive response from listeners. The artist joined MaxterMix Music Group Collective – a collaborative artist community – shortly after this release, and continued working to hone their craft with this newfound support system. For WAJI, they hope that listeners can find the same sense of freedom and release from their music that the artist feels while writing.

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KHAJE Drops a new single “CAN’T SAY NO”

KHAJE "CAN'T SAY NO"

KHAJE’s latest single “CAN’T SAY NO” is available on all digital streaming platforms. The track “CAN’T SAY NO” is on par with the best of Urban Pop, produced by independent artists. Featuring FONT LEROY Mainstream quality with an alternative twist. SOUNDS LIKE Childish Gambino, IDK, Drake. From the WINDOWS EP – rapper/singer MouseSucks’ lamenting lyrics gel over KHAJE’s catchy hip-hop production.

KHAJE’s “CAN’T SAY NO” is everything his fans love from him and a great entry point for new fans to marvel at his work. He shows no signs of letting up and keeps getting better with time with the growth in his pen shining through majorly to let the world know he will be around for time to come, for the world to be fans of this must-hear artist.

Listen to KHAJE -“CAN’T SAY NO”

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Rising rapper JNOVA releases a new single “Feeling Right”

“Feeling Right”

JNOVA’s latest release is very upbeat and lyrical with also extreme replay value because of the hook. The track “Feeling Right” is an exciting comparison between a man’s relationship with music as if it was his girlfriend or wife.  JNOVA “Feeling Right” is everything his fans love from him and a great entry point for new fans to marvel at his work. He shows no signs of letting up and keeps getting better with time with the growth in his pen shining through majorly to let the world know he will be around for time to come, for the world to be fans of this must-hear artist.

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