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Friday 29 September 2023

MUSIC: Abi Jenaé unleashes new single 'Owo' (Money)


Tapping in at just under three minutes long, ‘Owo’ is an unapologetic release that explores the financial freedom that comes with having money. It’s an anthem for the hustler community! Emphasising the lack of problems when being able to live her best life, the rhythmic production and musical composition enables Abi to glaze her infectious lyrics and vocals atop with ease. 

Dipping in and out of the English and Yoruba language, Abi commented, "Owo" means "money" in my Yoruba language, and "mo fe owo" means "I want money" so it really is a song about wanting money.” On a mission to prove herself as an artist to watch, ‘Owo’ is yet another stand-out single from the songstress. 
Speaking on the release Abi explained, “When I wrote the track, I was inspired by an old school song called ‘Mo Money Mo Problems’, by The Notorious B.I.G. aka Biggie and Bad Boy Records. However, with my song ‘Owo’ I was more optimistic about having more money and no problems! This is what people in the world can relate with. When I was writing the lyrics I laid a foundation of love, power and ambition to add to the main topic of money. The song has a fun, laid back, cool vibe to it. It depicts the lifestyle of a real-life hustler in the midst of the challenges and financial struggles in life.” 

Hailing from Brixton in South London is Abi Jenaé, a multi-talented artist who resides in both London and Lekki, Lagos. Growing up listening to a wide variety of genres from Rap, Hip-Hop, Grime, R&B, and Afrobeat, before the transition into Afrobeats, Abi took a particular liking to artists including Aaliyah, Mary J. Blige, Nicki Minaj, Slick Rick, Lil Kim, Jay-Z, and many more. Starting out on Grime beats back in her school days, Abi instantly fell in love with music and started to write her own material. The rest is history! Showcasing her fun-filled, melodic, and energetic flare throughout her catalogue, her determination to succeed in addition to her passion for music hasn’t gone unnoticed. Building a cult-like following who are eagerly awaiting her next move, the budding songstress is ready to showcase to the world her undisputed talent.

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