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New Nigerian Music: AFAY 'Lai Lai' + 'Hey Bobo'

New Nigerian music. AFAY makes her singles debut with "Lai Lai" and "Hey Bobo".


The first time many of us heard AFAY was on her soulful duet with Omawumi on Lasso of Truth. Now, the Nigerian singer/songwriter is coming into her own with the release of her first two singles.

On "Lai Lai" AFAY simply, yet mellowly professes an eternal love to "the flame that lights [her] fire".

AFAY speeds vibes up on "Hey Bobo" with a dancehall-like introduction reminiscent of Lumidee's "Never Leave You (Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh)".

We'll likely be hearing more from the Port Harcourt-based artist before the year runs out.

[audio:http://www.okayafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/Lai-Lai.mp3|titles=Afay 'Lai Lai']

>>>Download: Afay "Lai Lai"

[audio:http://www.okayafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/Hey-bobo.mp3|titles=Afay 'Hey Bobo']

>>>Download: Afay "Hey Bobo"

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