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.

Dyo — “Papaya” ft. Lord Afrixana

For a lot of Nigerians, their first proper introduction to British-Nigerian singer, Dyo was on Adekunle Gold’s “Down With You”

— a flawless deep cut off his sophomore album, About 30. Now, the gifted rising star has come through with her full-bodied new EP, Dyologue.

While most of the songs on the project show off her impressive voice and solid songwriting, the one that stands out the most is “Papaya”, an instantly infectious love song that includes a killer verse from Ghanaian star, Lord Afrixana.

On the track, Dyo sings about a sweet-like-papaya lover who she can’t seem get enough of. In the past year, Dyo has dropped a bunch of fantastic songs featuring very capable stars, and we think “Papaya’ might actually be the best one yet.


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