Music Brief

Omah Lay Recruits Justin Bieber To Grab Our 'Attention' With New Visuals

The Nigerian singer-songwriter's collaborated with the American superstar to bring fans his first release of 2022.

Today, Nigerian Afro-fusion savant Omah Lay has finally made his 2022 debut, with the assistance of Canadian megastar Justin Bieber on his single "Attention." The two singers certainly commanded ours as the two released a bright, futuristic neon dream of a visual project to support the new single. This is the duo's second time working together, as Bieber featured Omah Lay on the afrobeat remix of his hit "Peaches" last year. The single is Omah Lay's first release of the new year and comes via SIRE/Warner Records. The song screams summer anthem and we can't wait to treat it as such.

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Africa Day Celebrations: Concerts Where You Can Turn Up

From the virtual to the socially-distanced physical, here are three major concerts taking place this Africa Day which feature a host of musical talent.

It's the 58th anniversary of Africa Day! While the world has changed vastly over the past year, as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the celebrations continue. An annual honouring and spotlighting of African history, heritage and talent, this year's theme is "Arts, Culture And Heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We Want." If you're looking for a few events to tune into today where you can just turn up, here are three major concerts which feature a plethora of African talent including Davido, Yemi Alade, Azawi, Blxckie, Cleo Ice Queen and more.
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Ugandan Authorities Charge Nigerian Artists Omah Lay & Tems

Nigerian artists Tems and Omah Lay have been charged by Ugandan authorities following their recent arrest in the country. The charges are for reportedly violating COVID-19 regulations at a music event.

Interview: Omah Lay Is Nigeria's New Young Act to W​atch

We sit down with the rising Port Harcourt-born musician to talk about his latest EP, Get Layd.