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New & Next: Meet Nigerian Soul Singer, Siji

The British-born singer describes his music as “Yoruba soul,” a fusion of all his musical influences and life experiences in England, Nigeria and New York. Watch him perform the title track from his latest EP, "Children of the Sun."

SHOW TRANSCRIPT

[MUSIC] Hi, my name is Siji. Adesiji, or Siji for short. I'm a British Born Nigerian. I was born and raised in London. Slowly but surely, I am making my road back to Nigeria. [MUSIC] I always see my music as a fusion of all my, all my influences. My music is autobiographical in nature, so. All the things I've experienced over the course of my life. In England, in Nigeria, in America, I bring that all into my sounds. So it's a few I call it Universal. [MUSIC] Children of the Sun is almost like a, an empowerment thing for children around the world. It's about believing in your inner self and who you are. Don't believe all the lies that you've been told about who you are. People of color are more like this. But children of the sun, lift your heads up to the skies. Believe in yourself. Look within. You know? See the truth behind you. It's a, it's about empowerment and self belief. [MUSIC] It will set you free. Keep on searching for the truth within you. It will set you free. [MUSIC]