Coming into 2022, Nigerian Afropop rising star Victony has had one of the world’s biggest afrobeats songs under his belt with “Holy Father” featuring Mayorkun! The raving record stacked up over 20 million plays and topped the Apple Music Top 100 NG chart for eight weeks. Keeping up the momentum, in March, he released another smash hit, “Apollo”. This track debuted at #11 on the Billboard Afrobeats Singles Chart and has already accumulated over a million plays and counting. Victony is quickly becoming one of afrobeats’ emerging new global stars, with nearly a million monthly listeners on Spotify alone!
On May 6th, the 20-year-old singer-songwriter, and rapper was ecstatic to return with the release of his highly anticipated sophomore EP, OUTLAW. The trendy triple threat talent, unveiled a 7-track project that is a glorious fusion of R&B, trap, and afropop music. In fact, Victony explores themes around being yourself and living freely in a society that is judgemental and wants to dictate how you live.
OUTLAW – THE EP
Written and composed by Victony himself without any guest appearances, he taps Hoodini (Migos, A$AP Ferg) for engineering with production from the likes of Ktizo (Tion Wayne, Arrdee) and P.Priime (Wizkid, Fireboy DML). The Outlaw EP makes for an exciting and satisfying listening experience from start to finish, driven by Victony’s smooth and captivating vocals. From the title track ‘Outlaw,’ which sees Victony reclaiming his freedom from societal expectations in defiant mode, and ‘Chop & Slide,’ about the pitfalls of transactional relationships, to the vibrant tongue-in-cheek dance floor filler ‘All Power,’ and the infectious ‘Soweto,’ in which Victony confesses his love to his leading lady. Overall, this promising project continues to garner great feedback and to touch the hearts, ears, and feelings of fans worldwide!
Victony Reflects On The Inspiration
Speaking about the inspiration behind the Outlaw EP, Victony says:
“This project means everything to me, because I was able to express myself in my truest form. I make all types of music – I want different people to connect with me on different levels. Whether happy or sad, party person or loner. I make music for everyone, and I don’t want to be kept in a box. So I’m defying the norm, and this project is the start of it. Some of the songs on this project were recorded far back as 2020. I was supposed to drop this project in 2021, then the accident happened. But, delay isn’t denial, so I know God has a reason for letting it happen. I feel now He’s ready to show me to the world”.
His assured delivery and penchant for sweet melodies, as well as an uncanny ability to write great pop songs fuels his success and rise to stardom! Take a look at the no-skip-necessary tracklist for Victony and his fresh, new Outlaw EP!
OUTLAW EP TRACKLIST
2. Chop & Slide
4. All Power
For now, get familiar with this trailblazing talent here at KAZI Magazine! Next, be sure to press play on Victony and his most recently released project. Lastly, let us know what you think!