Today, Nigerian-born, London-based artist Obongjayar returns to share new single “Message In A Hammer.” The song, which serves as the first taste of his forthcoming debut album, arrives alongside a cinematic, red and blue-lit video directed by Rollo Jackson (Danny Brown, Jamie xx, Future) depicting Obongjayar as a vengeful driver for an unruly and poisonous crime boss who has taken someone close to him.
Speaking about the song, Obongjayar shares, “‘Message In a Hammer’ is about fight, and fighting against the powers that take and steal and rob from us, and calling them by their name – thieves and murderers.”
Next year, Obongjayar will take his incendiary live performance to stages across the UK and Europe, further to these show’s he’ll be the main support for Little Simz’s tour next month.
Upcoming Live Dates
4/20/2022 – Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall
22 April – London, UK @ Venue TBA
4/23/2022 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
4/24/2022 – Nottingham, UK @ Rough Trade
4/26/2022 – Brighton, UK @ Patterns
4/27/2022 – Manchester, UK @ BOTW
4/29/2022 – Paris, France @ Point Ephémère
4/30/2022 – Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique
5/01/2022- Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Bitterzoet
5/03/2022 – Berlin, Germany @ Lido