The Nigerian music industry seems to mostly churn out a singular sound such that everybody starts to sound alike, every song sounds like the last one and every beat requires the same dance steps. Luckily for the Nigerian music industry, there are also talented artists like Lami Phillips who know how to step out of the box and create something different, beautiful and unique.
We’ve loved Lami Phillips since her single with MI titled “Know” – beautiful music. So you can imagine how excited we were to learn that a sophomore album is in the pipeline for the amazingly talented wife and mother. The album is going to be called “Faces Of Love”.
Speaking to Complete Fashion about her passion she said, “Music chose me. To be really honest I don’t think I had a choice in the matter. It’s not necessarily a convenient way to live, especially in Nigeria, you know? It’s part of who I am.”
The music star who has been in the industry for quite a while without proper recognition plans to change all that with her upcoming second album. According to her, “When I released ‘Intuition’ four years ago nobody knew who I was. We are in 2014 and still a lot of people don’t know who I am. I’m a very private person but lately I’ve been asking myself “How private does private get? Some of the fans don’t just want to hear your music, they want to know who you are. I was worried when I first started off because I thought when you expose yourself too much, Nigerians will take it out of context. But what I realised is that in the absence of information people make the wrong assumption, so why not just tell them what it is?”
Pick up a copy of the current issue of Complete Fashion to read the full interview. Lami Phillips is on the cover and on the flip side Burna Boy is on the cover.
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