After releasing two banger worthy singles “Cash” and “Suffer Suffer” off Enjoy Your Life, the Singer/Songwriter confirms 9th August 2019 as the release date for her first studio album.
Enjoy You Life is for Africa. It is a deliberate compilation of nostalgia. To create this project Donli listened to works from all around Africa, from Danfo Drivers, Tony Tetuila, Awilo Longomba to Brenda Fassie, Fatoumata Diawara, Oumou Sangaré, Angélique Kidjo.
The soundscape of the album is very definitive of old Africa. It is influenced by different sounds and eras of African music. From the release of “Classic” Donli has been intentional with the mood she is setting for the Enjoy Your Life Album.
She had a sense of awakening as an African woman and dwelled in what it meant to be truly Pan – African, from this clarity, she was able to make music that expresses this new identity as Lady Donli; A Proud, African Woman.
The aesthetic of the album also conveys this nostalgia, with the cover art being reminiscent of the old Nigerian music scene, she wants people to remember.
In her words; ‘It reminds of you of simpler times’. She wants people to listen to the album and think of simpler times, channeling the feelings of her childhood into this body of art and wants listeners to connect to that feeling, finding solace in hard times.
This album is a manifestation of Donli’s growth through her music career. As her debut album, it expresses her years of preparation and dedication to her art.
We implore you to expect nothing similar to her previous works like “Wallflower” or “Letters to Her”