Lojay, the Afro-fusion breakout star, is back with the contagious new single “Leader,” striking while the iron’s hot.
A futuristic music video directed by Uax is included with the release, giving fans a preview of what to expect from his upcoming project.
Lojay shares a surefire anthem that will satisfy fans around the world who have been waiting for new music from Nigeria’s hottest rising exports as his multi-million streaming global hit “Monalisa” continues to soar to ever-climbing heights.
When Lojay enters, his distinctive vocals take centre stage after the track’s opening drumbeats and lush layers of synth and vocal loops have brought it to life. The captivating song is released along with highly stylized videos featuring Lojay, set in a dystopian computerized environment, and feature stunning Afro-futuristic clothing.
Speaking on the video & single, Lojay shares, “I created Leader at a very significant period in my life, a period of self-discovery. If I say, It’s quite personal. My life has drastically changed in the last year and fame has made settling into a relationship even more difficult, so I channelled that into a conversation with the mic. I wanted to try something sonically that was different from anything I’ve done previously and it just felt like the perfect song to set the tone for the upcoming project. When we were brainstorming around the video, Seyi (UAX) and I were particular about stage sets and dark tones. He introduced a dystopian feel to it which further set the counterclockwise feel of this phase of Lojay as an artist compared to my previous work.”
‘Monalisa’ has become an international sensation, topping charts in over 10 countries, and solidifying Lojay’s reputation as one to watch, clocking up an impressive 167 million combined streams and views.
The song, which was originally off of his joint EP with mega-producer Sarz called LV N ATTN and also included Nigerian superstar Wizkid, propelled Lojay into the public eye. After its debut, Lojay went on to collaborate with artists like Ayra Starr, Zlatan, and DJ Neptune.
Lojay’s “Leader!” gives him yet another string to his bow, and he is not showing any signs of slowing down.
Watch the music video below.