Buwa unveils new single, Want Me off his debut EP, Olu
Coming on the back of his well received summer power ballad titled Folake, Canadian-based Nigerian singer, songwriter and poet, Buwa has unveiled his new single Want Me, the first taste of his forthcoming debut extended play (EP) titled OLU, which is due for release in December.
Buwa with the new project, a resounding pop-soul and retro swing offering, switches things up with his excellent vocal performance, infectious melodies and captivating songwriting skill, which held together excellently by his fun and playful performance, and a glorious big band swing musical landscape.
The song was co-written and crafted with revered Nigerian-based producer SizzlePRO, who has worked with some of Africa’s biggest stars including Yemi Alade, Aramide and Waje. The accompanying visuals see Buwa collaborating with burgeoning Vancouver filmmaker Raymond Knight to create a one-man visual performance art piece, which showcases Buwa in his fun and expressive elements.
Commenting on the video, Buwa said, “it is all about showing different sides of me having fun and showing my audience why they want me. Body art also features heavily in the video to show off the beauty of our culture.”
Drawing influences from the late Whitney Houston, Jill Scott, India Arie, Billy Porter, and Brenda Fassie, Buwa is an exciting contemporary soul artiste with pop and R&B sensibilities and a penchant for storytelling. “Music has always played an important part in my life. I hope to use my music and talents to change the way the world sees Africa,” he added.
Apart being a performing music artiste, Buwa also channels his creativity into poetry and performance art, and has just led a stage production of Hairspray in Canada, having also starred in stage productions of classic musicals such as Hair and Chicago.
On the inspiration behind Want Me, Buwa says, “Music is as important as the air I breathe and being able to create music is a blessing, it calms me down and allows me to express my emotions in more ways than mere words without melody could allow the freedom to express.
“Want Me is a fun uptempo song that shows a very fun side of me. It talks about a girl who I know wants me because I can definitely see it in her eyes. She lies that she’s definitely not into me and its all in my head but her body language and her eyes give her away, and I can tell that she wants me and I definitely want her too.”
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