The fast rising R&B singer and performer Bubella has put out her latest single, “For You”.
It’s the lead record off her forthcoming EP, a brilliant project which will confirm the young musician as a prospective superstar within Nigeria’s buzzing music scene.
“For You” is set within a knocking bass line that stirs a heated atmosphere complemented by percussions, reminiscent of battle drums. When Bubella’s sweet vocals come in, stating her intent to fall in love, strings and swooning keys fall in place as well. Her assured songwriting captures the feelings of lust and longing, delivered in a passionate drawl that reveals the subtle influences of Jazz and Soul. Singing about a romantic interest, the song’s first verse begins thus: “My world is on fire and no one can save me but you\ so strange what desires can make a foolish girl do.” As far as comparisons go, fans of Waje and Asa will surely love Bubella’s music, every bit as introspective and vocally textured as the mentioned musicians.
Born Greg Blessing Chidebube in August 1996, Bubella is the second of three children. When she was young, she was always surrounded by music and over time these crystallized into her passion for the art. Trained as a vocalist by her mother, she picked up sonic influences from around the world and would later join The Revelations, a musical group that proved invaluable in honing her talents for a period of four years. By 2018 her formal education in music continued through Bubella registering at the Tenstrings Music Institute, a foremost institution reputed for shaping outstanding talent.
A skilled player of the guitar and piano, Bubella possesses a distinct voice that permeates her songs (which are mostly self-produced) like warm milk. If you dig well enough, you’d find her deliver a stunning cover of Elvis Presley’s iconic record “Wise Men.” She reached social media acclaim when a video of her performing live went viral and local blogs across the country, including Naijaloaded and Tooxclusive, shared her content shortly after.
Currently with 17k followers on Instagram, Bubella has continued to dish out great music to her rising number of fans. As the coming months unfurl, the musician will make important announcements that will definitely position her as one talent to watch out for.
Stream ‘For You’ by Bubella below: