Emerging towards the end of 2016, Obongjayar has been called many things – a soul singer, future afrobeat, nu-jazz – but regardless of how he’s labelled, each release manages to build upon what came before. Real name Steven Umoh, his music is based on a part future hip hop, electronic part afrobeat sound, built around his raspy vocals and textured, percussive soundscapes. Across contributions to Richard Russell’s Everything Is Recorded project, to supporting King Krule, featuring on landmark recent records by Danny Brown, Giggs, Pa Salieu, Kojey Radical – as Obongjayar he continues to affirm his place in Africa’s thriving diaspora of creatives. 

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Tour Dates

Jun 15

Naarm / Melbourne

The Forum

Jun 16

Eora / Sydney

City Recital Hall