Nigerian pop artist and producer whose name means “shining star” in Swahili has released his new single, “Fall.”
As a youth, Olakira played musical instruments in church and got paid to program music for the ceremonies, then decided to make a career of it.
Olakira took his stage name in 2018, after signing a record deal, and had a hit that year with the single “Hey Lover.”
In 2019, the singer released his debut album, Wakanda Jollof, which mixed Afropop with R&B and jazz.
Olakira made an international splash in 2020 with the viral track “In My Maserati”—which inspired a hip-wiggling, gear-shifting dance move that gave rise to countless fan videos.