Watch the newly released 2brths-directed visual for “Y I Want U” now
“set to shake up the industry at large”
“A talented singer who has performed with Lady Donli, Davido and Amaarae, the young artist is one to watch.”
“I love her voice, I think she just purrs on every track that she’s on”
Clara Amfo, BBC RADIO 1
“Afrobeats needs a new hero, someone to come through and take that genre to new places…someone like Somadina can completely change that altogether”
Jack Saunders, BBC RADIO 1
Today – Wednesday 23 November – rising singer-songwriter Somadina releases her debut EP HOTHU, “Heart of the Heavenly Undeniable”. To celebrate the project’s release, Somadina reveals the brand-new visual for the single “Y I Want U” directed by 2brthrs, chopped & screwed by her long standing collaborator, Chukwuka Nwobi.
LISTEN TO “Heart of the Heavenly Undeniable” HERE
WATCH VISUAL FOR “Y I Want U” HERE
Backed by a band of Nollywood punk inspired girls, Somadina is uniting women to celebrate their power; it is this creation of a feeling, a mood – an undeniable energy displayed across “Heart of the Heavenly Undeniable” – that makes Somadina such an intoxicating proposition.
Across the diverse project, fans are immersed in effervescent productions from the likes of Grammy-nominated Soft Glas & GMK and vocals from Neo-Soul talent Chi Virgo, Highlife band The Cavemen, and rising singer L0la. While the music varies from track to track, Somadina’s unmistakable powerhouse of a voice is the ever present connection across “Heart of the Heavenly Undeniable”.
Speaking on the project, Somadina says “Heart of the Heavenly Undeniable is a project which embodies freedom, self love and peace. It’s the most honest form of expression from my soul. I cannot wait to share it all with you.”
The new EP comes after the announcement that Somadina will be performing at 2023 The Great Escape, which runs from 10 – 14 May 2023 across Brighton. For more information or to buy tickets, head to greatescapefestival.com. Before that, Somadina will hold a residency at the celebrated Lagos music venue Oti’s place for the first three Sundays in December.
In her 22 years, Somadina has travelled the globe, raised between the Netherlands and Nigeria before attending high school then university in the UK. The genre blending nature of Somadina’s music is testament to her disparate references and ability to create her own unique sound. Highlighted on the previously released singles ‘Rolling Loud’, ‘IHY’ and ‘SUPERSOMA’ which caught the attention of Davido and CKay, the latter she opened for recently at London’s KOKO, as well as Complex, Vogue, Native and New Wave Magazine who have all named her ‘One to Watch’.
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