Given the ascent of Afrobeats trailblazers like Wizkid, Davido, and Burna Boy as well as the widespread recognition of the new generation of superstars like Omah Lay, Rema, and Fireboy DML, the die is cast on Afrobeats’ next superstar, herein lies Soulaar.
Soulaar (pronounced as solar) is a multi-faceted artist with a background in technology. A loverboy at heart and a poet with his lyricism, Soulaar’s music captures wanton emotions, vulnerability, and boyhood dreams of falling in love in a world where love is transactional and money controls human affection.
Soulaar’s music, which draws inspiration from contemporary Afrobeats pioneers, is surrounded by the eclectic uptempo basslines of Afrobeats but is anchored by his vulnerability. On groove-inducing party starters, the multi-talented artist bares his pain and life lessons.
Soulaar’s debut single, ‘Bam Bam’, addresses the transactional nature of love in Nigeria. Hemmed with an uptempo fusion of Afrobeats and layered with RnB rhythms, Bam Bam is an emotionally-charged riddim that lays a marker for Soulaar’s extensive artistry.
Blending his deft lyricism with eccentric basslines, Soulaar details his encounter with a gold digger he is drawn to, narrating his encounter and mirroring their compromise. A hidden gem poised for full-scale explosion, Soulaar is set to release his debut EP in 2022.