Mr.Dutch ‘Ungowami’ feat. Aymos

 Photo credit: Mishaal Gangaram @mishaalganjaz

Nigerian sensation Mr.Dutch caught the attention of millions following a string of popular releases and viral collaborations. From joining forces with the Grammy-nominated Burna Boy in 2018 for ‘E No Finish’ to summer afro-pop stormers like ‘Fire Down’ alongside pop heavyweight Reekado Banks and ‘Just Like That’ featuring East Africa’s finest Lava Lava; Mr. Dutch now returns with ‘Ungowami’ featuring amapiano prince Aymos – igniting the summer season while effortlessly bridging the gap between amapiano and afro-pop. 

Bursting onto the scene in 2017 and following the development of an uplifting catalogue of sonic goodness very much in line with the trends of current afro-pop soundscapes, Mr. Dutch has stirred up some magic yet again. By seamlessly integrating elements of afro genres and adding euphonious echoes of pop fusion tones, this new offering lends itself to a unified summer experience as the warmer season approaches.

Riding the impactful wave of his previous releases, Mr.Dutch’s passion only piques more as he strikes the perfect balance of captivating cadence and recite-worthy hooks resulting in a cleverly complex track in wonderfully simple clothing. As Mr.Dutch continues to interlink classic, evergreen afro styles with pleasing, unexpected flips, his signature unruffled and unhurried delivery is one that resonates with every afro-pop lover.

Packing a punch with his playful, vibrant and energetic style, Mr.Dutch’s collaboration with soul singer-songwriter, composer and amapiano prince Aymos sees the unique addition of shakers bloom into bombastic melodic passage as Aymos’ hypnotic, euphonious vocal add the finishing touches to the offering. A certified love song sure to prickle the ears of many and take up residence in the libraries of top DJs this summer, this isn’t one you’ll want to miss.

Speaking of his latest release, Mr.Dutch said: 
‘Ungowami’ bridges the gap between Afro-pop and Amapiano and sees me team up with South African singer, Aymos. A certified lovesong, the hook with Aymos’ impressive vocals perfectly complements the track’s rhythmic beat creating a captivating sound. Telling the story of how far one will go for love, I wanted to deliver a vibrant take on the traditional love song. If love is a crime, I’m ready to be the most wanted.”

About Mr.Dutch
Mr. Dutch is a Nigerian afro-pop singer, songwriter and producer who bridges the gap between Africa and the world with his catchy melodies and rhythmic sounds. Making waves in the music industry, Mr. Dutch burst onto the scene in 2017 and has since amassed a faithful following and produced a string of hits, including powerful collaborations such as E No Finish featuring Grammy-nominated Burna Boy, Fire Down with pop-heavyweight Reekado, and Just Like That featuring East Africa’s finest Lava Lava.
 His motivation stems from his sheer tenacity in excusing who he is and where he comes from. He represents not only Nigeria but Africa as a whole. Also known for his alter-ego, Afro Cyborg, the character makes an appearance in several music videos and upcoming projects. 

The Afro Cyborg represents the voice inside your head that offers encouragement and support; you can do and be anything you want to be. Afro Cyborg is the sound of freedom, greatness and liberation. 
As afro-pop continues to dominate music styles worldwide, Mr. Dutch believes his music will educate listeners on a culture deep-rooted in West Africa’s sound and its beats with the ebb and flow of everyday life. 

Mr. Dutch’s afro-pop sound retains a distinctly Nigerian identity, reflective of his upbringing, whilst fusing it with inspirations from his stay in South Africa. His music evokes a colourful afro fusion feeling, drawing inspiration from live fuji music, highlife, American funk and jazz to serenade fans worldwide.