Obongjayar Releases Debut Album

Today, London-based Nigerian artist Obongjayar releases his highly anticipated debut album Some Nights I Dream Of Doors via September Recordings. Across its twelve tracks, he skillfully navigates through rich soundscapes and subcultures while navigating a wealth of personal and political topics. With time being a central theme of the album we find an artist reflecting on his journey so far, crafting multidimensional sounds that fall between the cracks of a multitude of genres. Speaking about the album’s inception Obongjayar writes:

“This album dives into the idea of opportunity and tries to explore what that means, what lies behind those doors, and asks if we’re ready for it. The pursuit of success, what happens when you achieve it, and what happens if you don’t? What does success mean? The head, the body, and the end of a dream. Opportunity is looking forward, and in that lies the question of time. What is your place in it? To know the future, or to fully be aware of your present, you need to analyze and understand your past. It’s an endless loop that continuously piles on itself”

Later this year, Obongjayar will take his live performance to stages across the UK and Europe, following on from his support of Little Simz’s tour that closed 2021. Tickets and more information can be found here.

Upcoming Live Dates

09/18 – Berlin, Germany @ Lido
09/20 – Brussels,Belgium @ Botanique Rotonde
09/21 – Paris, France @ Point Ephémere
09/22 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Bitterzoet
09/24 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
09/25 – Manchester, UK @ Band On The Wall
09/26 – Nottingham, UK @ Rough Trade
09/28 – Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall
09/30 – London, UK @ KOKO
10/01 – Brighton, UK @ Patterns