CMU Approved

Approved: Nnamdi Ogbonnaya

By | Published on Tuesday 21 February 2017

Nnamdi Ogbonnaya

Multi-instrumentalist Nnamdi Ogbonnaya has lent his talents to numerous bands – he’s currently performing with four, spanning punk to jazz – while also managing to pump out a steady stream of solo material. New solo album, ‘Drool’, is due out on 3 Mar, so far propped up by three great singles, the latest, ‘Hop Off’, emerging last week.

He’s had comparisons to Andre 3000, Mike Patton and Chance The Rapper, but comparing Ogbonnaya to others undermines the idiosyncratic flow of his rapping. His voice is highly musical, does somersaults of beats, and takes turns that come out of nowhere. It’s exciting to listen to, and no more so than on ‘Hop Off’.

If you’re in the US you can catch him on tour next month too, including three shows at SXSW. Right now, check out ‘Hop Off’ here:

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