Young and talented artiste Elay has released his much anticipated debut project, titled ‘Glad To Be Here’.
Since dropping his hit single ‘Wonders’ just last month, Elay had been teasing the project and ‘Wonders’ gave fans a glance of what to expect from the much anticipated project. On ‘Glad To Be Here’, Elay once again delivered a top notch masterpiece.
Elay is an independent hip hop artist from Ibadan, Nigeria, who started rapping back in high school at the age of 13, hosting a few mini-concerts with his classmates, before deciding to take music as more than just a hobby, but as a means of sharing positivity and impacting lives.
Inspired and heavily influenced by some of the greatest artistes like Lil Wayne, Drake, and Dappy; he views music as the purest form of self-expression and cites it as one of the tools that helped him battle depression in late 2018.
In November of 2018, he released his first-ever single ‘Working’ which was based on a true story, and it received positive reviews listeners. He has since gone on to release a number of singles, produced entirely by his friend and long time collaborator Yale, and you can tell right away that he has grown tremendously as an artiste, finding his sound and standing his ground.
‘Glad To Be Here’ is already one of the best projects to be released this year. The project is guaranteed to touch the souls and hearts of listeners. Elay emphasizes on passing the message of his gratitude for everything he has and how far he has come.
The talented artiste also ensures listeners remain engrossed in the project, with each song on the project having it’s own distinct sound and message. ‘For You’ and ‘Drip’ are already fan favorites and they’re both completely two different unique songs, a testament to the versatility of the young artiste from Ibadan.
Production credit for all tracks go to his ever present friend and producer, Yale. While Shotee is the mastermind behind the recording and engineering.
By Muyiwa aguda