It’s almost impossible to predict the unbelievably painful story behind this song when you listen to it for the first time. The delicately-played keys juxtapose Yeché’s incredibly personal account of his forced migration from Lagos at the tender age of 10, as a result of his brother being involved in a terrible stabbing attack.
‘Lagos’ comes off the back of a strong and busy 12 months for Yeché, that have seen him gather support from BBC Radio 2, the MOBO awards and London Live (to name a few), and it is very clear as to why he is so deserving of this attention. Carrying essences of Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder, Yeché stands strong in a new breed of intimate singer-songrwriters (Samm Henshaw, Kyan) that are all fighting their way to the main stage with nothing but incredible talent.
It seems like everything is just about clicking into place for Azu Yeché, and we’re hoping to see a lot more from him in the future.