Soji Joseph, (who is of Nigerian and Zimbabwean descent) chose to pursue a career in music. He is the sole writer of all of the songs on this project, a testament to his versatility as a recording artist. The opening track, “Dying Rose”, is a slow and emotional song that beautifully speaks to embracing feminine beauty and individuality. The afrobeats and dancehall cuts like “Addicted to the Rhythm” and “With My” ecstatically introduce a thrilling groovy mood to the project.
Soji is also part of a music collective called “OTB” (Only the Best) alongside fellow members Juice, Kundi, and Mide. Before the release of his EP he produced a short film featuring his OTB peers. This short film gives an insight into the day-to-day struggles of creative artists, touching on their personal growth as artists and the difficulty of getting others to take their art seriously.
Speaking about the EP, Soji Joseph says:
”Anyone can drop a single but it took me a year to create this body of work. There are a lot of people that want to pursue a music career but hold themselves back because of fear. I want to show people that I am serious about music and I want them to respect the amount of effort and detail it took to do this. This project is just a teaser of music that will be released in 2018 which will surpass this project. “
My personal favorite on the project – “On My Mind“.
Check out the project below!