In a digital era where visuals and views matter for artists, COLORS Studios has thrived by keeping it simple and creating a space for artists to go back to the basics: minimal distractions and frills; just an artist doing their thing in an empty room.
As a platform that showcases upcoming talent from around the globe with no limits or restrictions on genre, the COLORS stage has become a powerful tool for many upcoming artists to widen their reach, build their fanbase and grow.
Never far away from the action, Nigerian artists have made the COLORSxSTUDIO showcase a rite of passage, with each unique performance showcasing the vast array of creative talent in the country.
No stranger to the big stage or being the center of attention, Tiwa Savage took to the COLORS stage in 2019 armed with her usual style, grace, and charisma and gave us a beautiful performance of her standout song, Attention — a performance that has stood the test of time and remains a fan favorite years later.
From the warm amber background to the distinct vocals and uplifting lyrics, there’s a lot to like about this performance. Often praised for his unique sound and possessing one of the most sonorous voices around, Obongjayar’s poetic performance continues to resonate deeply with many around the world.
Showing up in a swagged-out orange leather two-piece, Patoranking set the stage on fire with his memorable COLORS performance of his song Feelings. The bright yellow background and feel-good Caribbean-style music all worked together to capture Patoranking’s contagious energy and vibe.
Back by popular demand, having already graced the COLORS stage with his presence in 2019 when he first performed his hit single Bad Commando, Rema returned the following year for a special COLORS ENCORE performance which many of us still enjoy to this day. Performing his previously released song, Fame this time around (accompanied by a cute, giant teddy bear), the young star cemented himself as a multidimensional talent.
With more than 1.2 million views on YouTube, Wurld’s COLORS performance is clearly one for the books. The versatile Nigerian star, who performed his song, Ghost Town, showed off the range, depth, and quality of his voice, leaving viewers impressed by his talent and the diversity of music coming out of Nigeria. One of the comments on YouTube says, “the blue is the sky and his voice is the clouds,” — and we can’t help but agree.
Pretty Boy D-O
Never typical and always full of surprises, Pretty Boy brought all the passion to his high-energy performance. While it was not everybody’s cup of tea, the timely performance of his single Jungle Justice told the tale of the #EndSars protests, which were still ongoing in Nigeria at the time, is a powerful and authentic way. Switching up his tone and demonstrating his versatility throughout the set, D-O’s performance remains a testament to his talent (and commendable breath work!)
Lady Donli gave viewers a dose of her funky-fresh, eclectic sound in her COLORS performance earlier this year. The rising Nigerian artist was all smiles, good vibes and vibrant energy as she performed her song, Thunderstorm In Surulere.
Making her COLORS debut and premiering her latest single, Ase, Ayra Starr set the stage ablaze with her sweet, infectious vocals and empowering lyrics. From her well-timed dance moves to her signature Afrosoul sound, Ayra exudes a certain star quality and confidence you can’t help but admire.
If there’s one thing Oxlade knows how to do, it’s to hit those high notes! The talented singer, known and loved for his growing catalogue of fire tracks (and seemingly effortless falsetto), took to the stage for his debut COLORS performance a few days ago and made the whole thing look easy. His vocal dexterity and lyricism were on full display in this performance and we loved to see it.
Simple, easy, summer vibes. This BOJ performance is the epitome of the phrase “the aim is not to sweat”. Giving us a taste of his unique vocals alongside a laid-back tropical beat, BOJ served a super chilled Alté-infused performance for us to enjoy.