With Afrobeats making vibrations on a global scale, the world at large has become enamoured with the pepper and spice that define the genre.
And newcomer Melisa Whiskey is emblematic of why.
Born in Hackney, East London to parents of Nigerian heritage, the rising star fuses her diverse influences to anchor a sound that has many buzzing.
While studying at University of Leicester, Melisa (whose influences stretch from Lauryn Hill to Skepta) would hone her craft by performing at many an open mic night and, in the process, garnered early support from BBC Introducing.
Just a year after graduating, she inked a publishing deal with BMG and hasn’t looked back since.
Having dropped taster jams such as ‘Bonjour’ and ‘Billin,’ Whiskey has teamed up with WizKid collaborator Mystro for new number ‘Ajeh.’
Check it out below…
We’re feeling Melisa, are you?