obongjayar

 
“Creeping” is the first release and a stark mission statement from the Nigerian-born/London-dwelling Obongjayar, an experimental new artist who blends free-form spoken word with hip-hop prose and a carefully measured amount of soulful singing in his vocals.

For the music video he has collaborated with Frank Lebon, another vivid Londoner (see “JFSE” by Jesse James Solomon) for a voyeuristic and sometimes intrusive portrait of London streets and Obongjayar’s place within them. This is an incredibly formed and confident debut from a young artist who has soaked up the multitude of influences and cultures in his city to form his own poetic voice.