There’s so much new music being released that it’s hard for even the most loyal fans to wade through the trash to find the gems. That’s why we’ve created #BumpThis – a Friday series that features new songs, by and featuring Nigerians, that you absolutely need to hear.

Davina Oriakhi, an undeniably gifted rising star, always impresses with her releases. Her penchant for genre-hopping makes it impossible to guess what kind of song she’ll come out with next, and her latest single, “Tears”, is another pleasant surprise. 

Stunningly produced by TiwaDara, “Tears” serves as another strong indication of Davina’s skills as a writer and performer. Every new release finds her stretching herself with regards to the topics she addresses, and this is certainly no different.

On the moving track, which blends afropop and soul, Davina thoughtfully tackles the oft-ignored struggles creatives endure — from the constant fight to get their work discovered, to the relentless fear of losing their authenticity in the process. 



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