AUDIO: Tolani – “Badman”


Rising Nigerian singer and songwriter, Tolani gives us summer vibes with her effervescent Afro-pop single titled Badman. Released today independently, Tolani is set to bring her enriching Afro-pop sound to the UK and beyond.

The new track highlights her distinctive, honeyed vocal that effortlessly flows on the mellow R&B, Afrobeat production – a sound that’s also distinguished as Altè amongst Nigerian natives. Self-written Badman was sparked by a recent heartbreak, Tolani openly presents her vulnerable side on the song and encourages women to know their worth – she says: “that entire experience was so possessing it leaked into every day and every thought.”

According to her, “Badman is a song exploring the habit of getting caught up with the bad boys so to speak… being drawn to that high. I feel like there’s this subliminal message that love isn’t love unless it’s turbulent in some way… and so, you get caught up in a cycle of looking for the wrong things in potential lovers.”

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