UK based rapper S.O.P, aka S.O.P Xcel has released his debut single “Nwannem” also known as “Speaking In Tongues” following on successful launch of the single’s video on YouTube.
The highly anticipated afrobeat single was produced by a Nigeria based A-List producer ‘Tha Suspect’ of Capital Hill Music. The single highlights the star’s impressive song writing skills and his diverse take on arange of musical genres.
Real name Emmanuel Ebokosia, the singer maintains his distinct and unique style. His latest track integrates catchy multi-lingual lyrics with undercurrents of hip hop and rap.
S.O.P recently opened the stage for Kukere hit maker “Iyanya” as the supporting act at IndigO2 during the UK launch of his Desire album. His remarkable performance helped launch the African style hip hopscene right into a British mainstream audience.
Earlier in his career, drawing inspiration from a diverse range of artists including R-Kelly and Marvin Gaye, S.O.P became a songwriter siting RnB, pop and slow jam as his main influences. However, his introduction into the close-knit community of hip hop came in 2006. Inspired by school rap battles, S.O.P began to apply his highly acclaimed and established song writing skills to the rap and hip hop genres.
Incorporating his African roots to the hard-cutting beats of the rap and hip hop underground, he has provided a unique and undisputed style that adds an original and fresh take on the sounds of rap and hip hop.
Upon completing his university degree in May 2012, S.O.P began to focus all his energies on his music. His dedication and drive to succeed is evident in everything he does – captivating his audiences with his versatility.The release of his debut mix tape, “Born To Xcel Vol 1 (The Virus)” in December 2012, extended his musical reach and the rapper worked with one of the most popular producers from his hometown of Nigeria, “ThaSuspect”, during a short visit to the country for the first time in 10 years.
S.O.P’s hit club single, “Nwannem’, marks his introduction into the Nigerian music industry. With his debut single ready for launch and a string of collaborations with A-list producers, there seems to be nothing that this young afrobeat rapper, singer and songwriter can’t do.
The video for S.O.P’s debut single “Nwannem” is available now on YouTube, and song is available on iTunes now.
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