Lojay is Apple Music’s latest Africa Rising recipient

  • Afro-pop phenomenon is Apple Music’s latest Africa Rising recipient.

Lojay named Apple Music’s latest Africa Rising program
is Apple Music’s latest Africa Rising recipient

Nigerian singer-songwriter Osifeso Junior, better known as , has been named the newest featured artist in Apple Music’s Africa Rising artist development program.

It was the release of his collaborative EP with renowned producer called “LV N ATTN” (2021) that allowed LOJAY’s creative mastery to shine, with the Afrobeats EP shooting to No. 1 on Nigeria’s Apple Music Album Chart. Having always had a passion for music, it had become a form of escape for him during his adolescent years.

The EP was anchored by the hit single ‘Monalisa‘ that held its third highest position on Apple Music Charts in July 2021.

As a result of the subsequent remix of “Monalisa” (2022) with Chris Brown, LOJAY’s popularity increased. He then collaborated with DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small on the downtempo Afrofusion singles “Leader” (2022) and “Canada,” which both have roots.


“Thank you Apple Music for putting a spotlight on my sound. It’s a huge honour I don’t take for granted especially with all the amazing artists the continent has on display. It’s amazing to see how far my music is able to travel and how well it’s been received,” he tells Apple Music.

is Apple Music’s latest Africa Rising recipient

His new EP, ‘Gangster Romance’ (2023), available to stream on Apple Music in Spatial Audio now, is a 7-track exploration of the highs and lows experienced this past year, characterized by emotive vocals and biting lyricism.

The latest music from along with that of Africa’s hottest new artists is available now on the Apple Music Africa Rising Playlist.

Check out Africa Rising here: applemusic.com/africarising


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