It has only been two months since British Nigerian musician and afrobeats rising star DUMOMITHEJIG burst onto the scene with his explosive debut single ‘Anticipating’, and he continued his stellar start with last month’s viral track ‘Fantasy’. In those two months, DumomiTheJig has already amassed two million global streams between ‘Anticipating’ and ‘Fantasy’, while also garnering critical acclaim from afrobeats tastemakers Pulse Nigeria, The Beat Lagos, WeTalkSound, and The 49th Street, among others. For his third offering in as many months, DumomiTheJig is excited to unveil the glorious afrobeats and amapiano fusion single ‘MARIA’ featuring the Queen of afrohouse herself, NINIOLA.
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Out now via Adult Global Nation, ‘Maria’ sees DumomiTheJig collaborating with two-time Grammy Award nominee Niniola, and enigmatic Nigerian producer Black Culture, who has also worked with afrobeats royalty Wande Coal and Tekno, to bring to life his infectious afropiano track, which emphasizes showing your intentions of love with actions rather than words. The track also comes with a lush music video that turns the song’s central theme of intention into a cinematic masterpiece. Shot on location in London, the video was directed by VisualsByLuminous (Wizkid, BNXN), with executive production coming from Visionnaire Pictures’ George Guise (Ms Banks, Aitch, Nafe Smallz).
Speaking about the inspiration behind ‘Maria’, DumomiTheJig says, “Not to sound cliché or anything like that, but everything I wrote on ‘Maria’ is something I had experienced in my last relationship. This song is about constantly trying to prove your love, loyalty, and genuine intentions to an insatiable lover, which – from my experience – can be very draining, I can’t lie. The creative process for the song was a bit different from my other songs. I made the track with Niniola specifically in mind as someone I wanted to collaborate with on the song, and while I was out of town, my label set up a session with her for her to bless the track. I was very surprised and grateful, because I told the label I’d love to get Niniola on the track, but seeing it come to fruition was just too amazing”.
Recommended if you like the sounds of Rema or Fireboy DML, DumomiTheJig is a dynamic artist whose roots are deeply embedded in the vibrant culture of Ikeja in Lagos where he was born, and the limitless city of London where he currently resides. Coming from a family rich in diverse professional talents, DumomiTheJig grew up in an environment steeped in music. His father’s passion for the piano greatly influenced him, igniting a love for music that Dumomi carries with him to this day. Noteworthy for his musical versatility, Dumomi is a rapper, singer, producer, and video editor – a testament to years of unwavering dedication to his craft. His journey in music can be traced back to as far back as 2008, a clear indication of his longstanding commitment to his art. His dedication to his art and the unique fusion of his talents firmly establishes him as an artist poised for great success in the global music landscape.
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