Michael O. Shares New Single ‘Japa’

American singer, songwriter and producer Michael O. (Michael Odokara-Okigbo) has just shared his brand new single Japa, which means "to flee" in Yoruba (a language in Nigeria) slang in reference to the many Africans being forced to seek a better life in the western world. 
Born in New York City and raised in Portland, Michael’s upbringing fused American, African American, and Nigerian culture to create the multi-faceted artist he is today with Japa being the perfect example for this. I am really enjoying the emotion and passion pouring from Michael O.'s vocal delivery, gliding effortlessly over the upbeat blend of afrobeats, soul and pop elements. Co-produced by Harvey Mason Jr., the CEO of the Academy (Grammy Awards), Japa serves as a unifying anthem, encouraging people of all backgrounds to return and tap into their ancestral lineage. This is one of those songs perfect for a chill, carefree weekend as it is guaranteed to get you in a good mood in no time. Check it out below!