Spotify has announced its newest Fresh Finds Africa artist for November and it is Nigeria’s R&B singer/songwriter Dami Oniru.
Dami is featured on the eponymous playlist while also getting access to tools and initiatives packaged to inspire artists on the path to long and fruitful careers.
THE FRESH FINDS AFRICA PROGRAMME
Spotify’s Head of Music for Sub-Saharan Africa Phiona Okumu said, “The Fresh Finds Africa programme is designed to elevate exciting talent and Dami Oniru is one of the most impressive new voices on the continent. We’re excited to expose her to new audiences and give her opportunities to take the next step as an artist”.
Dami first broke out with the hit single Iyawo and her sophomore single Fallin. Following a handful of guest verses on both sides of a brief hiatus, she released her debut EP, Bri’s Lounge in 2019.
Dami says, “It’s an absolute honour to be chosen as Spotify’s Fresh Finds Africa artist for November 2022. I’ve always hoped to reach heights where anyone can have access to and connect with my music, so this is a dream come true”.
DAMI ON PRODUCING HER ALBUM
Spotify says her new EP Matter of Time has been described as her most cohesive project yet. She produced it herself, alongside long-time friend and collaborator, Remy Baggins, and it captures the singer’s range in melody and vivid lyrics. She paints snapshots of her growth, experiences and aspirations in songs like Emotions and Soft Life.
Every month Fresh Finds Africa spotlights one artist selected by the Spotify Music team. It is an important aspect of Spotify’s initiatives, including RADAR and EQUAL, created to support the African music scene.