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Lady Donli's Debut Album 'Enjoy Your Life' Is Here

An honest offering from the Nigerian artist your ears need to hear.

Enjoy Your Life, Lady Donli's debut album, was well worth the wait.

Nigeria's very own released an honest offering Friday that's a declaration of her growth and who she is as an artist.


She shares what took her to get to this moment on Twitter, saying:

Forget all you thought you knew about me, the artist Lady Donli
She's been reborn. The soundscape has changed
driven by experiences, feelings and a genuine desire to
understand and perfect my craft
A desire to connect, touch and move lives
The desire to understand my culture and the desire to create
a timeless piece that reflects myself and my culture

Featuring the likes of BenjiFlow, Tems, Somadina, Amaarae, VanJess, The Cavemen and more, this album is a whole vibe where Donli takes you on a sonic journey to get to know her true self. And how often does one get to hear a Hausa-filled opening track?

Listen to Enjoy Your Life via Spotify, Apple Music and Youtube below.



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Angelique Kidjo performs onstage during the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony at Microsoft Theater on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

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