There’s always been an air of mystery surrounding every aspect of Obongjayar, Emerging towards the end of 2016, he has been called many things. A soul singer, future afrobeat, nu-jazz… but regardless of how he’s labeled, each release manages to build upon what came before. On February 7th, he released his new EP ‘Which Way Is Forward’ on September Recordings.
Speaking about the EP, he writes:
“Which Way Is Forward?” is a project about love, family, self empowerment and self belief. It’s a mirror that allows you to look inward, to understand trauma, to heal.
It’s a project about mustering the strength – the strength to get up and clean house”
The EP announce follows an industrious year for Obongjayar, both solo and and in collaboration with others. Most notably he worked alongside artists like Kamasi Washington, Giggs, Sampha and Ibeyi as an integral part of Richard Russell’s Mercury Nominated Everything Is Recorded project, made a guest appearance on Wiki’s “Elixir” with JJ, and appeared on Danny Brown’s critically acclaimed ‘uknowhatimsayin¿’ album.