Originating from Nigeria, Osana AD has released a brand new single entitled, ‘Classy’. The track is an eclectic mix of cinematic sounds and brings an Afrobeat feel to complete the track. Moving to Leicester at the age of 17, Now 25 – Osana AD says exactly how your average joe feels at a given circumstance including sharing his own personal experiences.
Osana AD,‘Rap music has always been about the common man – “telling you the news” – That’s what differentiates an artist from an entertainer – The real news! In uniform to the character’s classic quote in the Anchorman movie is “Be Classy!’
Having grown up being inspired by the likes of Fela Kuti, 2face, The Choc Boys (Jesse
Jagz, M.I. Abaga, Ice Prince), Osana AD is keen to fuse both Afrobeat and Afropop together in his music. His sound has morphed to include influences such as alternative rock with both elements combining to convey messages which are not the usual love and heartbreak but a more primal, desire and pain.
Whilst political issues still remain part of his make-up as an artist, his relocation means that his environment and new relationships are equally as inspirational. Osana AD is demonstrating exactly how Afro Pop is developing in the UK, retaining its vibrancy and urgency whilst adapting to issues locally and communicating to fans across the musical spectrum regardless of their background.