Dámì Sule releases visuals to Je’nwi Temi ✊🏾🇳🇬
Watch the empowering visuals below.
From Nigeria via United Kingdom, Manchester’s Dámì Sule is a poet and artist you should familiarise yourself with. In respect of Black History Month, Je’nwi Temi displays his love for his roots. Taken from Nigerian dialect, ‘Je’nwi Temi’ means “let me say what I want to say” in Yoruba.
“I don’t mean to be a pain in a backside. But my brothers took 1000’s of lynches in the backside.” – Dámì Sule
Inspired by the great multi-instrumentalist Fela Kuti, Dámì provides a fresh positive message through his music whilst also paying homage at the same time. This can be heard in his latest 6 track EP release entitled Crayons.
For people new to the name, what word would best describe ‘Dámì Sule’?
A word? I will have to go for ‘alternative’ and all the words associated with it.
How important is it that you incorporate your Nigerian heritage in your music?
It is important that people understand the man behind the music. I believe to understand the music you have to understand where I’m coming from, the culture and tribe I belong in and how it has influence on everything down to my accent.
Breakdown the moment when you realised music is what you wanted to do?
I guess the “moment” can be described as the first time I set foot in a recording studio. I had the feeling that it wouldn’t be the first and last time I would be there.
Out of all the black heroes seen in your video, who means the most to you as an artist?
My parents mean the most. They are heroes to me in terms of what they have overcome and achieved. When I look at them, their journey, their relationship and spirituality, I’m inspired to not give up, believe in myself and always put my best foot forward. Creatively, everyone in the video inspires me, they play a part in the type of artist I’m becoming and the impact I want to have in the world.
What do you want people to take from hearing your music?
I want people to know there is always meaning in the music, if they can just open their ears a little and feel what I’m saying, they’ll understand.
Why should people listen to Dámì Sule?
I am mortal man in my feelings. I express emotions that we can all have a mutual connection with. I think it’s as simple as that.