Afrosoul Singer Wurld Announces Don’t Get Used to This

Afrosoul Singer Wurld Announces Don’t Get Used to This

“WurlD is one of the most ambitious young artists in the cross-continental pop scene known as Afrobeats” - The New Yorker

“Sadiq Onifade creates powerful and emotive cuts as WurlD… WurlD has a way of conveying a feeling so eloquently and effortlessly.” - COLORS

“WurlD is incredibly great at taking emotions and situations and bathing in their contradictions and tensions, arriving at deeper truths…” - Red Bull Music

Nigerian singer WurlD will release his latest EP, Don’t Get Used To This, on Nov. 10 via his own WEAREGVDS/Addictive Content imprints. The project launches today with the release of the infectious new single “Sarafina.” Listen to the track HERE and pre-save the EP HERE.

A brilliant showcase of WurlD’s distinctive AfroSoul sound, “Sarafina” sees the singer waxing poetic about an intoxicating new love over a whimsical, addictive rhythm co-produced by himself and Nigeria’s Olaleye “Drizz” Toluwani. A video shot in Los Angeles by director Liam Hoops is set to follow next week.

“Sarafina” follows the propulsive summer anthem “Location,” which reunited WurlD with iconic afrobeats producer Sarz (Beyonce, Wizkid, Drake), his sidekick on the 2019 collaborative EP, ILGWT (I Love Girls With Trobul), and is also slated to appear on the EP.

WurlD has been a transformative force in music since pioneering the AfroSoul wave with 2016’s “Show You Off” (featuring Shizzi and Walshy Fire), a track heralded for adding a new melodic element to the then-burgeoning afrobeats movement.

Born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, but based between Atlanta and L.A. for much of his career, WurlD has seamlessly straddled the worlds of afrobeats and R&B, penning tracks for, and collaborating with, artists including B.O.B., Akon, Mario and Davido. It was for the latter that he co-wrote 2019’s “Blow My Mind” featuring Chris Brown. One of the most successful fusions of afrobeats and R&B, with over 90 million YouTube views and close to 200 million streams, it’s been recognized for setting a new standard for collaborations between African and American artists.

Don’t Get Used To This showcases WurlD’s evolution as a singer, songwriter, and producer. At the same time, it’s his most rhythmically consistent project to date, steeped in the distinctive pulse of Lagos, Nigeria, where he’s recently returned to live. The EP is his inaugural release under Addictive Content, a new imprint he’s created to shine a light on the future sounds and next generation of African talent.

Don’t Get Used To This is a love project centered on embracing the present moment,” WurlD says. “We immerse ourselves in the depth of feelings and emotions experienced in the here-and-now, without dwelling on the past or anticipating the future. While this love is undeniably enchanting, we remember that tomorrow remains uncertain. Enjoy these sounds but don’t get used to this.”

WurlD - Don’t Get Used to This



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About WurlD

With a sound that effortlessly blends the infectious rhythms of afrobeats with the sharp songwriting and soaring vocal melodies of soul and R&B, WurlD is a true modern visionary and a singular talent. Born Sadiq Onifade in Lagos, Nigeria, WurlD began his career in Atlanta, breaking into the record industry as a songwriter for artists including B.O.B., Trinidad James, Akon and Mario. Since bursting onto the afrobeats scene with 2016’s tone-shifting “Show You Off” alongside Walshy Fire and Shizzy, he has continued to evolve his sound across a steady stream of highly-regarded releases including 2019’s I Love Girls with Trobul EP with Nigerian superproducer Sarz; 2020’s AFROSOUL EP, and his 2022 album, My WorlD with U. Don’t Get Used To This is his sixth project.
Read WurlD’s full bio HERE

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