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Niinety9 steps out with Understand 

By Chinonso Ihekire
21 May 2022   |   3:42 am
Fast-rising artiste, Emechebe Chukwunomnso, professionally known as Niinety9, has joined the league of mavericks pushing the momentum of alternative RnB in the country. In his just-released love-themed bop dubbed, Understand, the young maestro creates a compelling record that shines for both its lyricism as well as melodies.

Niinety9

Fast-rising artiste, Emechebe Chukwunomnso, professionally known as Niinety9, has joined the league of mavericks pushing the momentum of alternative RnB in the country. In his just-released love-themed bop dubbed, Understand, the young maestro creates a compelling record that shines for both its lyricism as well as melodies.

If you are a lover of the Paul-Play type of RnB, mixed with a lot of youthful energy, then Niinety9 brings in that breath of fresh air you have been longing for within the Naija music scene. With Understand, he tells a true tale of a tragic love experience, where he experiences deceit from his lover.

The tropical Afro-fusion melody on this record also gives it the roses it deserves. It compliments Niinety9’s storytelling adequately, giving him enough room to stretch his artistry beyond the shores of cliché song making.

“I fell in love with music at 14. Music, to me, is not a competition but an expression of different perspectives. I sing, breathe and eulogise it,” he tells Weekend Beats.

Fresh off the success of his sophomore EP, Bodied Soul, Niinety9 makes a case for a genre-defining renaissance, as his storytelling and vocal depth is definitely one to cause change.