In the past two years, Odunsi the Engine has gone from an artist holding down the internet to collaborating and earning the respect of many Nigerian heavyweights. His debut project, Time of Our Lives: The EP as well as collaborative project, War with Nonso Amadi paved the way for the artist who has emerged a leader of his class. In recent weeks, he has gone on to release Divine, the lead single off his debut album, rare. The cut which featured Davido saw Odunsi pull arguably the biggest artist on the continent at the moment out of his comfort zone and more into Odunsi’s. A precursor of what to expect on the album that will also feature the likes of Nasty C, Runtown, Santi, Tay Iwar, amaraae, Hamzaa, Duendita, Solis and Jaydaa.
Here’s the full tracklist and cover art for rare. which is scheduled for release on October 12th.
Here are some of the pieces of art Odunsi drew inspiration for the album from.
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many key moments on my journey to “rare.”. in terms of my direction, sonics or just pure musical inspiration. there’s so much to say about everything. hopefully i find a medium to tell all these stories. meanwhile, here are few highlights of some moments that inspired me.