Africa Rising Part Two

Africa Rising Part Two

Soul sensation Jessica Bongos-Ikwue is slowly carving out a musical path with the release of her debut single You Left Me. With deep soulful lyrics reminiscent of Erykah Badu or Jill Scott, Jessica takes what might be (only she knows) a semi-autobiographical journey of heartache and sorrow.

Jessica is no stranger to music; she played the piano as a child and is now a little obsessed with the rhythmic sound of the bass. Hailing from Nigeria and having travelled extensively she’s also been influenced by her father Bongos Ikwue, a Nigerian music icon, for whom she’s recently sung backing vocals on several songs.

Her sound reflects a fresh, eclectic and pared back sound which perfectly underscores the new tide of talent emerging across the continent.

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