Nigerian singer WurLD releases ‘Contagious’, a fusion of pop and fuji music
Nigerian-American Juju singer, Sadiq Onifade, popularly known as WurLD, has released a new single titled ‘Contagious’. The song, which is a feel-good vibe, is heavily inspired by WurLD’s Nigerian roots and borrows from the popular Nigerian Juju sub-genre with a fusion of pop music, a sound the singer fondly refers to as ‘Fuji-pop’.
Speaking on the release of the song, WurLD said: “Contagious is an Afro-juju inspired pop song that advocates self-love even as it encourages all of us to live our lives and enjoy the contagious nature of happiness.”
Listen below and find out more about the singer below!
Born in Lagos, Nigeria, WurLD began his career after moving to Atlanta, Georgia, US, for school and began recording his own music. He graduated first with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science before getting a Master’s Degree in Information.
WurLD released his first single, ‘Beyond Our Dreams’ from his debut EP titled Evolution and in early 2013, he was in the recording studio with Mario, writing songs for the R&B superstar’s upcoming album. The singer also teamed up with Timbaland’s artist, BK Brasco as a featured artist on the song ‘Beautiful Girls.’