Following on from his massive ‘Chocola’ collaboration with Mohombi and Bayanni just a few months ago, which has amassed over a million plays online, and garnered support from the likes of Trace TV, Deezer, TV5MONDE, Spotify, and Apple Music, Dubai-based Gambian Senegalese singer, songwriter, and producer DAWDA is excited to unveil his debut solo single titled ‘WINE’.
Released on February 8 via trailblazing Dubai-based studio LPME Group, the infectious ‘Wine’ is the first single to be taken from Dawda’s highly anticipated forthcoming project that is set to be released in the summer.
Written by Dawda, produced with Egyptian Swedish musician Aladdin Awad (Claydee, Dappy, SL, Leila AD), and mastered by Grammy Award nominated audio engineer Dave Kutch, who has also worked with Billie Eilish, The Weeknd, and Beyoncé, among others, ‘Wine’ is a glorious blend of afrobeats, R&B, pop, and dancehall music, fused together to near perfection. Inspired by the Jamaican dance ‘dutty wine’, the track is a seductive offering driven by lush synths, percussion, and bass guitar arrangements, which sees Dawda waxing lyrical and enamoured by his leading lady’s dance moves.
Having already cut his teeth as a consummate songwriter for the likes of Snoh Aalegra, Iyaz, Ashley Tisdale, and Sean Kingston, Dawda is stepping into the limelight as a lead artist in his own right this year. Gifted with a musical prowess and passion for creating transcendent sonic experiences, the exceptional musician and producer is travelling a musical journey that is deeply rooted in his African heritage. Highly recommended if you like the afro fusion sounds of Omah Lay, Adekunle Gold, or Fireboy DML, Dawda is one to watch in the afrobeats landscape in 2024.
Raised in Sweden and now living in the United Arab Emirates, Dawda’s musical influences range from Mbalax originating out of his home countries Gambia and Senegal; to afrobeats and amapiano from Nigeria and South Africa; to contemporary R&B and pop music. This eclectic inspiration is reflected in his debut solo single ‘Wine’, and will set the sonic foundation for his forthcoming debut EP coming in the summer. Dawda’s unique musical style seamlessly marries the rhythms of afrobeats with the soulfulness of R&B, and the allure of pop, creating an innovative sound that will resonate across continents.