First Listen: Nigerian Pop Singer Nova is Lustful on His Steamy Single 'One Time'

Nova’s latest single sees him croon over smoky pads, which are the creation of the producer BankyOnDBeatz.

Nigerian pop singer Nova’s latest single “One Time” sees him sing over smoky pads, which are the creation of the producer BankyOnDBeatz.

He croons with mild autotune about a woman who he can’t get out of his mind. The mellow yet catchy tune is an enigma in that it’s suitable for both the dance floor and headphone listening.  

“One Time” is about approaching a Nigerian woman, which, according to Nova, is a beautiful art. “It can be a very arduous task because they have this mysterious aura to them,” says Nova. “That mysterious nature inspired ‘One Time.’ It's not a love song, it's more of a lust rhythm.”

The singer says the song was inspired by a fashion shoot for his clothing line MVNSV. “We set out to create a sound that precisely expresses the mysterious vibes we got from the model Rita Murphy,” he says.

Stream “One Time” below.


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