The ‘Sweetness EP” is the product of maverick artist Obongjayar Joining forces with a prolific producer SARZ For the first time, to create a unique body of work that transcends all the labels used previously to describe the music they have made.
Both have deep roots in Nigeria’s rich musical heritage, but they’ve managed to make an EP that transcends it to create a new genre.
He is well-known for his creative composition and production work with Drake, Wizkid and Beyonce. However, Nigerian-based SARZ has been a key player for many celebrated cross-cultural projects. It was only after meeting Obongjayar last year in London that they decided to do something out of their comfort zones. __S.9__
Obongjayar, who has previously released two EPs and collaborated with the likes Kamasi Washington, Giggs and Danny Brown, helped elevate the production. His seductive lyrics that chronicle the stages of falling in love, and then establishing a relationship, were a testament to Obongjayar’s seductive lyricism.
The EP’s release was marked by the release of a visualizer.Gone Girl“. French duo Julia et Vincent direct Obongjayar performing the track while falling in and out focus over the canvas of two entwined body. The visual emphasizes the intimate nature of the track.