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Lizbet Sempa Goes ‘Deep Inside’ in a Powerful New Single

British-Ugandan artist Lizbet Sempa returns with the soulful new single titled "Deep Inside."

London-based singer and composer Lizbet Sempa returns with her new single “Deep Inside.” Born to Ugandan parents, the singer’s latest song highlights Sempa’s vocal depth and songwriting abilities.


“By the river is where I’ll be / I’ll be waiting for you here / Time is calling for you dear / mind is thinking that you’re near,” she sings.

The song is about “how ego can stop beautiful things from happening” and the concept of “waiting for love but it never coming,” the singer tells Nylon.

The classically trained artist has been causing quite the buzz internationally with over one million subscribers on Soundcloud and a co-sign from British musician Ghostpoet. After taking a three year hiatus from publishing music, Sempa has now returned with two brand new singles, “All the Things” released earlier last year, and the newly published “Deep Inside.”

"Deep Inside" single cover. Photo courtesy of the artist.

In a previous interview with Okayafrica, Lizbet explains, “Vocally and mentally I’ve changed a lot since those first songs. There was industry pressure as some people were questioning if I was still making music but I just had to do my thing in my own time.”

Sempa hopes to release an EP in early 2016.

“It will probably be called Built for Love, and once that’s out I’ll start gigging, sharing the music with live audiences, and just showcasing my work,” she explained to Okayafrica.

Listen to Lizbet Sempa’s “Deep Inside” above.

Interview

Adekunle Gold Is Living His Best Life

We speak to the Nigerian star about how marriage and fatherhood have led him to find both newfound happiness and newfound freedom as an artist.

''I'm having the time of my life,'' says Adekunle Gold over a Zoom call while seated in his office in Lagos. ''I'm making songs that are so true to my current energy, my current vibe.'' When I got on the call with the 34-year-old artist on a Wednesday afternoon, the first thing I noticed was his hair tied up in little braids, the second was his wide smile. As we speak, the crooner laughs multiple times but it's his aura that shines through the computer screen, it lets you know better than his words that he's truly having the time of life.

Born Adekunle Kosoko, the popular Nigerian singer got married barely two years ago to fellow artist Simi. Last year, the power couple welcomed their first child. As we talk, Gold points to his journey as a father and a husband as some of the biggest inspirations at the moment not just as far as music goes but as his perspective in life and how he now approaches things.

''My [artistry] has changed a lot because being a father and being a husband has made me grow a lot and more.'' Adekunle Gold tells OkayAfrica. ''It has made me understand life a lot more too. I'm feeling more responsible for people. You know, now I have a kid to raise and I have a wife to support, to be a real man and husband and father for.'' He credits this journey with both his newfound happiness and a newfound freedom as an artist.

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