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The Lagos Music Salon: Somi's 'Last Song'

Watch Somi's music video for "Last Song," off her upcoming Nigerian influenced album 'The Lagos Music Salon.'


Somi, the NY-based songstress of Ugandan & Rwandan background, is readying the release of her major label debut The Lagos Music Salon  for Sony Music's OKeh Records. The delicate, piano-accompanied "Last Song" infuses the singer's previous jazz-oriented excursions with experiences she had while spending 18 months in Ilorin and Lagos. The Lagos Music Salon, out August 5 in the US, will feature swaying grooves like that below alonsgide fast-paced afrobeat-inpired collaborations with Angelique Kidjo and a hip-hop leaning track with Common, among others. Watch the video for "Last Song," premiering here today, and grab the single on iTunes.

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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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