Nonso Amadi Essentials

Nonso Amadi Essentials

Born in 1995, singer and producer Nonso Amadi grew up during one of the golden ages for Lagos Afrobeats, and he adopted the genre's softly textured, vocal-focused traditions with ease. Early tracks show a raw vulnerability, with his 2015 breakout hit “Tonight”, allowing unobtrusive synths to highlight his emotive voice, while in “No Crime”, tentative percussion underlies his heartbreaking lyrics. After moving to Canada, he was inspired by modern R&B, citing Toronto native Drake's genre-hopping style as an influence as he explores a genre inspired by North America and Africa in equal parts.

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