Afrobeats singer Oluwa Kuwait believes his music can help during Covid-19 pandemic

Oluwa Kuwait has kept occupied in the studio during the pandemic.
Oluwa Kuwait has kept occupied in the studio during the pandemic.
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His current single, On A Low featuring Ice Prince and D Main, has been hit a despite people not being able to dance to it at social gatherings.

Afrobeats singer Oluwa Kuwait (30) is currently in South Africa working on his EP due for release once lockdown regulations subside.

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The Nigerian musician was hoping to be able to move around the world to finish his international collaborations in Europe and the US but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, he wasn't able to do so.

“I'm not complaining much. Cape Town is a beautiful city. The people are kind and I've spent my time meeting really amazing people and working on my craft,” he says.

“But the coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on our music business. Gigs are a big part of the entertainment industry, and I've seen many of my South African friends suffer because they have not been able to perform.”

Luckily for him, he kept occupied in the studio and he is not letting the pandemic get him down.

“I have a few artists that are booked to collaborate with me on my coming EP, but I cannot yet divulge their names because we still need to sign contracts. But only some of the best,” he says.

Oluwa, real name Edisemi Oromoni, believes music will keep people motivated during this time.

“The numbers of the pandemic continue to spike, and people need to be indoors,” he says.

“Music has been my healer for many years. I have gotten through hard breaks, hard times and expressed sorrows by listening to some of my favourite artists. My advice is: people shouldn't stop dancing, even if it's in their homes, isolated,” he says.

“People have suffered enough during this pandemic.”

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