From becoming pioneer awardees straight into other record-breaking actions, female Nigerian musicians are adding grace, glory, and power to our history books, defying societal norms, creating and owning their spaces within and even outside their circles. Davina Oriakhi and Preye Itams are gifts that keep on giving in the chapter. Individually and as a collective, both artists have showcased the best of their strengths in non-conforming but laudable fashion. Having already won our hearts with Vanity, the eclectic duo come together again on the bass-driven prelude to Bang the Drum ahead of a forthcoming project titled Our Venus.
Aptly named, the Nosa Apollo produced eye opener metaphorically explores an awakening and coming of age narrative which the duo take turns to articulate atop a variety of Drums and invigorating ad-libs that mirror the awakening they sing about.
Davina and Preye are two parts of a whole that represent the future of Nigerian music and as they continue to impress us with their vocal and lyrical dexterity, they build our anticipation for their future and that of our industry.