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Saturday, 11 May 2019

MUSIC: Melisa Whiskey - ‘Bonjour’. @melisawhiskey

Hackney born and Camden raised Melisa Whiskey is the exciting British-Nigerian Afropop sensation who is set to take the music world by storm with the release of her new single ‘Bonjour’.

Produced by E-Kelly (Mr Eazi ‘Leg Over’ and ‘Pour Me Water’) and already gaining strong momentum on the underground scene and online with hoards of dancers sharing their energetic routines to the song across social media, the official release of ‘Bonjour’ will no doubt see it becoming the song of the summer, being played at full blast from sound systems, clubs and car radios from Lagos to London and beyond.

The release of ‘Bonjour’ signals the release of more new music from Melisa this year. Off the back of her popular single ‘Billin’ which was on heavy rotation across radio stations and popular blogs, Melisa spent much of last year in the studio in Lagos. Honing her distinctive, upbeat Afropop sound and her addictive R&B vocal, Melisa put in some major studio time with Nigerian artist and producer Mystro - who helped to craft massive hits for Wizkid in 2018 including the huge track ‘Immediately’ - and also worked on further tracks with E-Kelly.

Influenced by artists such as Fela Kuti, Bob Marley and Lauryn Hill and coming up during the ground-breaking international success of fellow Afropop acts such as Wizkid, Burna Boy and Nonso Amadi, Melisa Whiskey has steadily been proving why she is a musical force to be reckoned with since she first burst onto the scene with her feature on the Redlight track ‘Threshold’ which was Annie Mac’s ‘Hottest Record’ on her Radio 1 show, just a year after Melisa signed her first publishing deal with BMG. Also collaborating with legendary US producer and DJ Roger Sanchez and releasing a slew of buzzing solo singles, Melisa has been making serious moves to establish herself as one of music’s next big things and with the arrival of ‘Bonjour’ and more new music on its way, her star is set to rise to epic heights.



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