Indie-folk Ghana-based Nigerian artist Tommy WÁ is a free-spirited artist based in Ghana with music and visual storytelling as his core mediums. His works are based on rich folkloric indigenous wisdom, and they have the potential to be mutual, providing closure to his listeners.
The fast-growing Nigerian singer views himself as a multi-soulful genre artist who offers an organic combination of funky Afro-indie-folk soundscapes and poetic monologues.
Drawing inspiration from a variety of musical genres, including retro-soul, indie, and modern folk, Tommy WÁ has skillfully defined his musical style and his sonic concoction successfully traverses the spectrum of Nigerian roots and caters to the musical cravings of Accra, the Ghanaian capital city where he is based.
With songs like Riverbank, the lead single for ”Me in Me” (his first EP), ”Come and Go (2019),” and ”Gravity,” his 2021 single starring The Isomers, Tommy WÁ has significantly increased his fanbase since 2016. These have shown his musical influence both within and beyond the African continent.
As he looks ahead to the coming years, Tommy WÁ is well aware of the challenges that lay ahead for a musician who defies preconceived notions about the sound of African music.
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