Buwa returns 4 years later after his last triumph with his debut EP OLU, which offered pop-soul styles and a blend of compelling melodies. The British Columbia-based Nigerian singer has now unleashed his new single “It Don’t Matter”, to introduce his latest EP Just Call Me Buwa. Check it out on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GpUNKk27Hc
“It Don’t Matter” tells a story of Buwa learning to accept life as it is in the present. And instead of focusing on what the future holds for him, he should live in the moment and bask in the goodness of the present.
“I learned the hard lesson of accepting where I was in life and living in the present instead of some future I had dreamed of for myself,” said Buwa. “As soon as I started coming to terms with it, I began to hear melodies in my head,” he further explains, “and It Don’t Matter was born.”
Prior to the making of “It Don’t Matter” and the EP “Just Call Me Buwa” just before the pandemic arose. Buwa admits to being in a fog of writer’s block at the time. He said the state he was in was an unpleasant one and threatened to disrupt both his personal and professional life.
“I was very unhappy with where I felt I was in life and in my career and with the lockdowns, my feelings multiplied.”
Listen on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/track/2LnRApGXA55MsLRQxXZv9T?si=36495d59d88c451e&nd=1
Once Buwa broke through the writer’s block barrier, penning down “It Don’t Matter” flowed out of him easily. The Nigerian singer then reached out to revered producer SizzlePRO, who has collaborated with some of the biggest names hailing from Africa including Waje, Aramide, and the amazing Yemi Alade. With endless ideas pouring out from him, the singer enlisted stylist friend StudioAzom, and Raymond Knight of Knight Studios to breathe new life into his creative visual ideas for “It Don’t Matter.”
Inspired by soul music giants the late Whitney Houston, Jill Scott, India Arie, and South Africa’s fallen musical heroine Brenda Fassie. It’s no wonder “It Don’t Matter” combines nostalgic pop elements in the musical production, and highlights Buwa’s staple old-school vocals that don’t come by often these days. Fans will revel in “Jump”, “Let It Go” and “Changes” for the uniform “taking back what’s mine” theme these songs evoke.
Buwa, ever the storyteller wanted “the listener to be able to see the image of what I was creating, being able to mirror that to their own life, and with this EP, I believe I have been able to do that.”
He continued, “Everyone knows how it feels to be in transition from one life stage to another, how it feels to not know what the next day or next period of your life will be, how it feels to not know if your sacrifices will pay off, how it feels to almost taste your next step, how it feels to just accept yourself or life stage, and the growing pains that come with it.”
“It Don’t Matter” is out now.