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Monday, July 15, 2024

How a near-fatal accident inspired the title of my debut album

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Rising African Afropop sensation Victony released her highly anticipated debut album ‘Stubborn’ on Friday.

The 14-track project features global stars including Asake, Shallipopi, Saint Jhn and American music star Teezo Touchdown.

The 23-year-old singer, who rose to stardom with his 2022 viral single “Soweto,” featuring Rema and Don Toliver, which garnered over 61 million views on YouTube, officially kicked off his music career in 2017 with the release of his mixtape . The outlaw king

Starting out as a rapper, he later honed his skills and developed a more dynamic artistry that allowed him to blend the sounds of R&B, Trap and Afropop to express the extent of his versatility.

By collaborating with diverse artists, Victony said he had created a unique project that defies genres and showcases the rich diversity of African music on a global platform.

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The singer told PREMIUM TIMES on Saturday that the album is a lyrical representation of his resilient return to music following the third anniversary of the near-fatal accident that claimed the life of his best friend and required him to undergo extensive surgery and rehabilitation. to recover. learn to walk.

Victony himself describes ‘Stubborn’ as more than just an album. He says: “The meaning of ‘Stubborn’ goes beyond what the title implies.

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He said: ”This album really represents my story and everything I’ve had to overcome over the last few years. It’s not about reflecting on the trials and tribulations you inevitably face, but also about enjoying the abundance that life has to offer and remaining authentically true to who you are despite what others have to say.

“I’m excited for my fans to hear what I’ve been working on for years and the masterful productions and artistic characteristics that went into making this album.”

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The singer revealed that he was in a coma for four days and in a wheelchair for a year after being involved in a car accident around 3 am on April 26, 2021.

He said: “On leaving the club, on the way back, I fell asleep. I was tired. That was my first time outside until then. So I fell asleep. When I woke up, I was in the hospital with my dad. I was like, ‘What’s going on?’ Because my parents didn’t know I was in Lagos. Then I thought, ‘Why is my dad here?’ And he told me that I was in a coma for about three or four days.”

He said that when he recovered from the coma, he learned more information about the fatal accident.

“I heard that the impact was from behind, as if another car had hit us. The driver and the other guy in front were totally fine. There were two in the back and two in the front. So the one next to me [at the back] He died while breaking my legs,” Victony recalled.

Exploring different sounds on his debut album, the young singer said he wanted his fans to feel all sides of Victony on this album.

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Oshaprapra ft Shorae

History

Ludo ft Shallipoppi

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All

Risk

Small apartment ft Saint Jhn

Slow down ft Teezo

Stubborn ft Asake

Colo

Bastard, don’t be stupid

Sunday school

Pier 46

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