Nigerian-American R&B singer and songwriter Olawumi premieres two new tracks from her new 3-part series 'Hate Me,' produced by Reckless.
<p>Nigerian-American songstress <a href="https://soundcloud.com/theolawumi" target="_blank"><strong>Olawumi</strong></a> returns with the first installation of her 3-part series <em>Hate Me, </em>which features two new songs from the budding R&B singer. The <strong><a href="https://soundcloud.com/recklessg4b" target="_blank">Reckless</a></strong>-produced tracks see Olawumi crooning out heart-felt lyrics over understated melodies and addressing past lovers and present haters with self-assured lines proclaiming, "you can hate me now, but I'm gonna be a queen regardless." In an email to Okayafrica, the New Jersey-based singer-songwriter discussed the motivation behind the creation of the <em>Hate Me</em> series, "what people fail to understand is that absolutely nothing is stopping me, not even a broken heart. This is a literal message to the people who thought their words and actions could keep me down." Check out our premiere of Olawumi's <em>Hate Me (Vol. 1) </em>streaming below and, for more on the singer, revisit her previous single <a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/news/olawumi-queen-shit-nigerian-american-singer-premiere/">"Queen Shit."</a> Olawumi's sophomore EP <em>CROWNS</em> is slated for release later this summer.</p><p><div class="preroll-video"></div><ora-player></ora-player></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/playlists/126835073%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-JRDhY&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%"></iframe></p>
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