Late yesterday evening, MOBO Award and NEA Award nominated British Nigerian Afrobeats star Moelogo notched yet another milestone on his belt, as international tastemakers The FADER premiered his sophomore EP Ìréti, making Moelogo one of the very few Nigerian artists, alongside Davido, Wizkid and Burna Boy, to be featured on The FADER.
According to The FADER, the EP “anchors floating, sticky melodies with the kind of buoyant percussion and gut-wrenching bass that’ll make you buss a wine wherever you are. The opening track in particular, ‘Plenty Plenty,’ sounds like a frozen drink gripped tight at an outdoor party. The project gets its title from the Yoruba word for ‘hope’—a sentiment you can hear all over the final song “Ireti,” a triumphant power ballad done Naija-style”.
Speaking exclusively to The FADER, Moelogo said about the new EP, “This Ìréti EP is all about hope—having faith, not believing in failure and just having a positive outlook on life, despite whatever reality you’re faced with. This EP really means a lot to me; I hope it shows the growth in my artistry, and maturity as a man representing my British culture and African heritage“.
Stream Moelogo’s Ìréti EP exclusively via The FADER here