After dropping his debut record, Jazz Up, which garnered support from Culture Custodian, The Native Mag, Boomplay Buzz Discoveries, RADRAfrica, and WeTalkSound, among others, burgeoning Nigerian Afro-fusion artist RichaardBrown is back with a new, highly anticipated single called Bena.
On this new track, he takes a much-appreciated pivot into the softer side of the Afrobeats genre. With stellar production and engineering from MagicSticks, he displays his versatility, prowess, and unwavering talent as he graces us with his silky vocals with warming saxophone elements laced through the distinctly African instrumentation of the track.
The result is a groovy Afrobeats tune for listeners to sway to as RichaardBrown shares a picturesque story of his pseudo-lover and her breathtaking qualities. The Nigerian-born and UK-based artist does not fail to showcase his Nigerian roots, as he infuses the Nigerian Pidgin English into his catchy lyrics that glide smoothly on the melodic instrumental.
Speaking on the inspiration behind his new single, Richaard says, “The lockdown period was a lonely one for me just like everyone, but there was this sweet girl that kept me company all through. We would facetime every day, and I just wanted to spend every minute with her. We finally linked, and she was all I had hoped she would be. I also wanted to make a feel-good record about Love, and well, who doesn’t like Love?”
Bena showcases Richard in a new light, projecting his versatility and establishing him as an artist who has only begun to dole out intriguing sonic palettes. With a growing audience and renewed output, RichaardBrown is set to apply himself creatively, and reel in listeners across the globe.