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Obongjayar
(UK / NGA)

20:30 B Stage Kantine

NGA means Nigeria
Spiritual dance
Soulfood

Steven Umoh grew up in Nigeria and started rapping in his early teens, in the style and accent of his American role models. Emigrating to London, a Nigerian with an American accent, he was a rather odd cookie in the UK music scene. Umoh decided to express himself again with his Nigerian accent, called himself Obongjayar and discovered his singing voice. A rough, soulful voice that transports his political but also spiritual lyrics and makes them somewhat tangible, without diluting the unfamiliar Nigerian English.

Text: Ivo Stritt

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