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Listen to Mannywellz' New EP 'META'

The new 3-track EP was created in just three days.

Rising Nigerian-born act Mannywellz returns with his brand new EP, META.

The new EP furthers Mannywellz' addictive blend of RnB, hip-hop, and West African rhythms, through self-produced songs that deal with love, leaving relationships, and faith. The project is named after the Yoruba word for "three."

Mannywellz mentions that, for META, he challenged himself to write, record, and produce three songs in three days—the result is well worth your while.


"I decided to challenge myself to see what I could create in 3 days," Mannywellz tells OkayAfrica. "This process affirmed that I'm really a lover of love as all the songs point back to love and I'm not ashamed to admit that. As a Nigerian man, being expressive of my emotions is not culturally expected of me, so I want to push back against that."

Here's how the artist breaks down the EP's three tracks—"No More," "Philosophy," and "Imperfection"—himself:

"'No More' rubbish from rubbish doers. Inspired by investing into a relationship that wasn't gonna go anywhere," the artist mentions. "Just want to shower my next with love. The 'Philosophy' is to kill her softly, spoil her with my loving. From me to God. I'll keep on giving you love as you love my 'Imperfection.'"

Mannywellz recently joined Adekunle Gold at our packed-out concert at DC's historic Howard Theatre.

META is available everywhere now.


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Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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