The YP & Azanti Vol. 1 EP makes a highly infectious presentation of fast rising African rapper PsychoYP and newest breakout artist Azanti by Abuja creative powerhouse, Apex Village.
Coming off a South African Music Awards nomination, PsychoYP discovered the super talented teenager Nathan Ayomikun Otekalu-Aje also known as Azanti – a singer, songwriter and producer based in Abuja, Nigeria. His ability to produce, write, sing and play instruments has grabbed the attention of industry heavyweights – earning him a spot in the vibrant music scene across the continent.
In October, the two dropped the first single from the joint project – Focused, that saw Apex Village introduce newcomer Azanti to Nigeria, Africa and the world. Shortly after, the two global superstars in the making dropped Caro which set ears on fire and increased excitement and anticipation for the release of YP & Azanti Vol. 1.
Set to be a bold introduction for Apex Village, the EP navigates through love, betrayal, lifestyle, self-discovery and collaboration.
The 7-track project is earmarked to take R&B/Hip-Hop from Nigeria and the continent to the global stage with a unique afro trap soul sound representing the two young superstars.
The joint EP explores a variety of subjects as lived by the 2 super talents. Blending Afrobeat, trap, hip-hop, R&B and other subgenres to create a uniquely standout offering from start to finish.
YP & Azanti Vol. 1 takes a dope approach to living life on the road with Long Way From Home; a fly way of bragging on New Bag; a tone setting intro heard with Posted Up; love troubles on Ji Masun; the dedication to love through Focused; not getting tried with on the mellowed out Nobody; and smash hit Caro.
YP & Azanti Vol. 1 is an effortless display of rap sung skill combined with trap, R&B and Afrofusion; creating a distinct and new sound out of Nigeria for the world stage.
Be sure to keep up with YP and Azanti on Twitter and Instagram as they both continue to drop new music, visuals, make major moves and big announcements.
Stream YP & Azanti Vol. 1 which is available now on digital stores.