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Watch the Music Video for Odunsi (The Engine's) 'Tipsy' Featuring RAYE

The buzzing Nigerian's first single of 2019 gets a dreamy music video.

Odunsi marks the conclusion of his UK tour, which saw him play shows across London, Manchester and Birmingham, with this new single "Tipsy."

"Tipsy" is the buzzing Nigerian artist's first release of 2019 and sees him linking up with London singer RAYE over a alluring synths and minimal beat work. In the song, the artists play two sides of a story about drunken seduction as they call and text each other while out on the town.

Late last year, Odunsi released his 13-song debut album, rare., which featured appearances from Davido, Runtown, Santi, Nasty C, Tay Iwar and more.


Our contributor Camille Storm described it best:

"rare. is a stunning debut from the Nigerian vanguard... Odunsi The Engine is the young producer and singer from Lagos who is at the forefront of the burgeoning 'Alté' scene. He represents the new generation of artists in Africa who are shaping their own sounds by drawing inspiration from different cultures, genres and styles.

With its superb blend of afrobeat, funk, 80's R&B; and synth-pop influences, Odunsi makes music you simply can't hate. If anything, this album confirms that Odunsi is an old soul trapped in a millennial's body. He cites artists such as Ralph Tresvant, Sade, Asa, Prince Okotie and Prince as major influences on his journey.

Listen to "Tipsy," produced by KNGBNJMN and Krs, below. The track is available now.

Update 3/13: Odunis drops the hotly-anticipated music video for 'Tipsy," check it out below:

Odunsi feat RAYE - Tipsy (Official Video) youtu.be

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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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