Afrobeat talisman, Dumomi the Jig preaches love and loyalty in latest track ‘Maria’.

Dumomi the Jig has done a lot since bursting onto the scene only a mere two months ago. His debut single, ‘Anticipating’ received stellar applaud and the viral sensation of ‘Fantasy’ soaked in the limelight. Now, he continues the momentum with his latest release, ‘Maria’, aiming for similar praise. This time, he melds afrobeat nuances with amapiano hints, unveiling a realm of sultry cadences in ‘Maria’.

 

Guiding his personal narrative surrounding his previous relationship, Dumomi the Jig cements the foundations of ‘Maria’ on the tumultuous task of proving your love to a sullen lover — which in his experience can be a “draining” task. With the crux of the track’s message intact, his creative process took a different path, as he set his sights on teaming up with the queen of afrohouse, Niniola, to feature her inimitable voice.

 

As soon as ‘Maria’ opens, we quickly are assured that Niniola’s feature is a win-win for both artists. We see her vocal prowess shine through the pulsating yet mesmeric soundscape as she surrounds us with her velvety vocals and alluring tone. The track not only exudes freshness and contemporaneity, but also is reminiscent of a moonlit dance on a balmy night. The interplay between Dumomi the Jig’s laid-back stylistic flow and Niniola’s seductive tone is weaved with paradigmatic timing, making ‘Maria’ standout for its poignant lyricism. The rhythmic pulse of Afrobeat melds with Amapiano’s smoothness, as we are immersed in a track that doesn’t solely just journey us through a personal narrative; yet instils it with genuine sentiment and depth.

 

Speaking about the inspiration behind ‘Maria’, Dumomi the Jig says, “Not to sound cliché or anything like that, but everything I wrote on ‘Maria’ is something I had experienced in my last relationship. This song is about constantly trying to prove your love, loyalty, and genuine intentions to an insatiable lover, which – from my experience – can be very draining, I can’t lie.”

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