Hailing from Nigeria, globetrotter and rising wordsmith Fasina is well-versed in the art of sonically storming releases. Armed with a distinct all-round versatility, if he were to put ‘Alchemist’ at the top of his resumé, nobody could question it. With a string of releases like ‘MIXED SIGNALS’ and ‘SPLIT’ firmly putting him on the map and before a well-versed group of afro genre lovers, Fasina now delivers his highly anticipated album ‘Freshie’
The 13-track offering sees Fasina deliver a varied soundscape of Afro-pop stylings for fans to enjoy. Inspired by his travels, long and short-term relationships and feelings of self-awareness and alienation, Fasina has collated a body of work that is lyrically introspective and personal, expertly interwoven with his playful, vibrant and energetic style.
Fasina explains further the core meaning behind the album and its name stating, “Freshie by definition is an immigrant, non-belonger which essentially creates someone craving to be free within a society set up for selectiveness. This album is an escape blueprint, from the melodies down to the language it’s been carefully selected to include anyone who’s a fan of Rhythmic fusion blends.”
The latest single taken off the album ‘WAISTLINE’ ft Minz exemplifies Fasina’s sound. The track boasts a laidback beat layered with spacey synths that frame Fasina’s hypnotic vocal patterns perfectly. The addition of Minz to the track adds a further dynamic with the artist offering up smooth vocal harmonies that are awash throughout the track.
Bursting onto the scene in 2016 and following the development of an uplifting catalogue of sonic goodness very much in line with the trends of current afro-pop soundscapes, Fasina has garnered the attention of outlets such as CLASH Magazine and EARMILK, along with racking up over 4million streams across Spotify alone. A testament to Fasina’s unique style and ability to integrate elements of different genres throughout his music.
Fasina is a Nigerian artist based between London and Lagos. Known for his alternative afro-fusion sound, Fasina’s songs are built around catchy melodies brought to life by his deep tone cadence. Fasina was featured on legendary Nigerian rap duo SDC’s 2019 album alongside Burna Boy, Tems and Amaarae and has gained praise from the likes of Lewis Hamilton & Swizz Beatz., Fasina is now in Nigeria preparing for the next phase of his growth.