Elay is an independent hip hop artist from Ibadan, Nigeria, who started out rapping back in high school at the age of 13, hosting a few mini-concerts with his classmates.
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, which 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 artist, finding his sound and standing his ground.
The multi-talented artiste is back again with another smashing single, titled ‘Wonders’. Produced by Sosawavegod of 8OSounds, Elay raps in an assertive almost aggressive manner, as he lays his claims of being one of the best, and he justifies that with a perfect delivery on ‘Wonders’. The instrumental packs quite a punch, with really spaced melodies that immerse you directly into the song, into the moment.
‘Wonders’ would definitely spring up on its listeners, as Elay’s confidence and lyrical prowess on the mic, would awaken a spirit of self belief.
By Muyiwa Aguda