Singer Winny Named Latest Apple Music Up Next Artist For Nigeria
New Afro-fusion singer-songwriter Winny has been named as the next featured artist on Apple Music’s Up Next artist development program in Nigeria.
By Omotayo Olutekunbi
Winny is a young musician whose music mixes R&B and Soul inspirations with a spicy Reggae style to create a distinct sound. She recently released her debut EP, ‘Winny,’ demonstrating her ability to produce a unique sound in the Afrobeats genre.
“It’s honestly been surreal being at this very point in my professional career to now being considered ‘Up Next’,” she tells Apple Music. “Growing up in the City of Jos, Nigeria, listening to a lot of reggae and indigenous music inspired my sound. I’m grateful to everyone that’s played a part in my journey and that has been supporting me so far. Thank you for accepting my sound. More to come!”
Winny (Winifred Ohili Adanu) grew up in Nigeria’s Benue State in a family of twelve. Her deep link with her family gave her the support to convey and explore themes of love, compassion, and self-awareness in her music.
Winny’s music is a remarkable combination of reggae, R&B, and Afro-infused tunes intensified by impassioned lyrics, drawing inspiration from Jamaican singers Chronixx and Kranium and Nigeria’s star boy Wizkid.
Her self-titled first EP from 2023, “WINNY,” is a daring fusion of dancehall-influenced R&B. It may be listened to on Apple Music in spatial audio and was distributed by Land Records/The Orchard.
Winny will be on Apple Music’s Nigeria’s Up Next playlist as the newest Up Next performer to be featured in Nigeria. The carefully chosen new and upcoming artists on the Up Next playlist were selected by Apple Music editors from all across the world. The genre-neutral playlist features a collection of musicians that our global editors are keen to introduce to a wider audience.
Winny is the latest addition to Apple Music’s expanding roster of Up Next Artists from Nigeria, which also includes Pawzz, Novemba, Ogranya, Majeed, Khaid, Ninety, Young Jonn, T.I. Blaze, Browny Pondis, Ajebo Hustlers, Jaido P, Wavy The Creator, and SGaWD.
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