Nigerian breakout star DETO BLACK returns with new single ‘Brag’, out now on Platoon.
A powerful, uncompromising hip-hop jam, ‘Brag’ sees DETO BLACK exuding confidence as she delivers slick vocals amidst a fluttering, futuristic production. Produced by Genio and recorded in January of last year in Magodo, Lagos, DETO insists that it was the first song she ever recorded.
“I wrote this song in Lagos just before covid hit,” she explains. “I was already over going out and being around people – the Lagos club scene can be really turned up and everyone gets really hyper. Some days I just want to be in my unfriendly black hottie mode and just sit down and be cute, while I enjoy the music lol ‘too fly I don’t even need to try’.
She continues: “People think Lagos girls can be stuck up but I think we should have the choice of not always having to have a smile on our face if you get what I mean. So yeah this song is for the girls when they need to be reminded that they are that bitch and want to be in their own world”.
Having already been profiled from tastemaker publications such as Vogue, Crack and The Face, Lagos-based rapper, artist and model DETO BLACK is firmly in the ascendancy. Following her musical debut on Odunsi (The Engine)’s hit single “Body Count” alongside Amaarae and Gigi Atlantic, Deto followed that up last October with her ‘Franchise’ freestyle alongside Skepta, Unknown T and Lancey Foux, before bursting onto the music scene in May with acclaimed debut single ‘Tesla’, a track that Paper Mag described as “drenched in gritty, blown out beats and police sirens,” and explaining that “the rising Nigerian artist unloads ‘that freaky shitt’ through sexy one-liners”.
With her musical career very much still in its infancy, DETO BLACK has already emerged as an artist destined for stardom.