Nigerian independent artist Preyé has been selected as Spotify’s Fresh Finds Africa artist for the month of September.
Launched in March 2022, Fresh Finds Africa is designed to provide a launching pad for emerging independent artists to reach new audiences.
Born in Lagos, Preyé Itams grew up inspired by her father’s music library and the music he would play while working. With her first release in 2015, Mortia introduced herself as an exciting voice in the emerging independent alternative community.
In 2018, she collaborated with Tay Iwar & Santi on Space, introducing more fans to her soothing poetic take on songwriting. After quitting her job in Canada to focus on her music, Preyé released new music that included Peace Of Mind and Red Wine.
In June this year, Billboard listed her single, Malibu, as one of their Top R&B finds. She was also recently selected as one of six artists for Spotify’s Africa Month global campaign, called Spotify Sounds of Africa, alongside LADIPOE, Zoë Modiga, Nomfundo Moh, Chris Kaiga, and Nikita Kering.
Inspired by her recent wins, Preyé is thrilled by the opportunity to reach even more fans. “I still celebrate every single playlist addition, so being highlighted as Spotify’s Fresh Finds artist of the month truly feels amazing. I’m excited by the opportunity to share my music and story with new listeners, especially all my fellow R&B lovers,” the soul singer says.
Her September released debut EP, Don’t Look Down, centers around love and self-discovery and features Nigerian rapper LADIPOE on the lead single, Love, Today.
Every month, Fresh Finds Africa spotlights one artist selected by the Spotify Music team. It is an important aspect of Spotify’s initiatives, including RADAR & EQUAL, created to support the African music scene.