Apple Music today announced Afrofusion singer-songwriter Novemba as the latest featured artist in its Up Next artist development program in Nigeria.
“I’m so honoured to be chosen as an Apple Music Up Next artist. Big love to Apple Music for supporting and encouraging young artists such as myself and ensuring that lives far and nigh are influenced greatly through music,” he tells Apple Music.
Born and raised in Port-Harcourt, Nigeria, when Novemba was young he quickly found solace in writing down his thoughts, which ultimately turned to songwriting and then performing, where he discovered he was completely at home on the stage. But it was only with the release of his debut R&B-infused 3-track EP, Truly Novemba (2020), that he began to make industry waves and his follow-up EP, Novian Universe (2021), proved that he was no one-trick-pony, with single “Fake Vibe” showcasing his wide-ranging genre arsenal.
His highly anticipated six-track EP, Escapade (2022), available to stream on Apple Music, clocks in at punch-packing 16 minutes and is able to adequately convey the complex depth of Novemba’s day-to-day experiences with powerful lyrical prowess, spearheaded by the sensual single “Ewo”.
As the newest Up Next act to be spotlighted in Nigeria, Novemba will be featured across Apple Music’s Nigeria’s Up Next playlist.