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Fave cements its place in the mainstream with ‘Riddim 5’ | The culture keeper

2021 has been a phenomenal year for Nigerian R&B. Artists like Tiwa Savage, Tems, Ayra Starr and Fave have run the charts at times with their standout renditions of R&B and Pop with a Nigerian flavor. For the latter, the success of her single, Baby Riddim catapulted her from the coming phase to the mainstream. 45 million streams, 600,000 ICT Tac videos with over 30 million views, peaking at No. 1 on the Shazam Global Afrobeats charts and iTunes Nigeria later she released her debut EP, Riddim 5.

For an artist whose escape came via a series of bedroom freestyles, the past two years have seen accelerated growth thanks to her performance on Olamide’s Pon Pon to an affiliation with Mr. Eazi’s Empawa initiative and his latest release marks the culmination of this growth. Fave has perfected the art of fusing sultry and addictive Afropop melodies with tropical Caribbean influences and it shines through in Riddim 5. Talking about the new project, she said

“The sounds in my head that want to come out finally get their chance. For me, it’s not the number of songs that come out but the number of songs that I get to create over time, and that’s because for a number of reasons – my favorite (one) being that I can see different sides of myself. I never give up a chance to unlock a phase.