Obongjayar Releases Video For New Single ‘New Man’

Joe Simpson

By Joe Simpson

Joe Simpson

16 Jun 2022

Last month saw the release of London-based Nigerian artist Obongjayar’s highly praised debut album ‘Some Nights I Dream Of Doors’. The album is the culmination of years of writing and recording, collaborating and performing that serves as a true calling card for an artist that has found their own unique musical style – with time as it’s central theme, we find an artist reflecting on his journey so far and looking towards a bright future. 

Today he follows the album release with a brand new video for single ‘New Man’ – directed by Chukwuka Nwobi and filmed in Lagos Nigeria we find Obongjayar in warrior stance, performing on rooftops and in the shadowy corners of the country he spent his childhood in – as the the camera’s eye alternates between swooping panoramas and intimate closeups, he sings of self discovery and rebirth; “I am the black sheep, I am the new man, unlike no other’, speaking further about the track and video, Obongjayar writes;

“This one is for US! No more being timid about who I am or following in footsteps that have lead nowhere! I am creating my own road. Thats the sentiment behind the track and when I spoke to Chuka about that, he put together an idea that was the most performance-led video I’ve made before – nowhere to hide!”