Azanti, the 19-year-old singer, songwriter, and producer ‘boy wonder’ born in Ondo State, Nigeria, was introduced to U.S. audiences over the summer with “Gettin’ Hot,” his premiere U.S. major label single and video via Def Jam Recordings, today releases his hotly-anticipated new album, HEART PARTS & NOSTALGIA. The album includes “Late 4 Dinner,” the new single and video premiering across all platforms today.
“Since I was young, music was all I’ve known,” says Azanti, who has grabbed the spotlight of the continent’s competitive Afro-pop industry with his unique, self-created fusion of R&B, hip-hop, AfroBeats, and trap soul. “It’s only when I’m making music that everything goes away and I’m in my own world. Making music is very special and has a sacred community. Nothing else gives me the same peace of mind.”
Azanti has been identified within the burgeoning Afrobeats scene as ‘up next.’ Wonderland magazine recently raved: “The future is looking very bright for the highly-talented artist…Offering us an irresistible dancehall-meets-Afrobeat sound, rising Nigerian-born artist Azanti crashes into the music scene… The 19-year-old singer, songwriter and producer, pegged as ‘boy wonder’, makes his artistry look easy with his ethereal soul-cutting vocals, catchy flow and unique instrumentals…the lovable artist is reaching new heights and gaining some much-deserved recognition worldwide…he proves that the only way from here is up.”