In the past decade, West Africa has been hit with Naija and Hip-life sounds where catchy has been much more valued over talent. Soon to change the face of how young African artists are portrayed, Sean Tye is more than the 5’7” 21-year old artist from Lagos, Nigeria. Sean Tye (pronounced Tay) is proof that the musical gaps often created across continents can be BRIDGED.
Sean Tye is West Africa’s next great gift to the music industry. With his sweet and distinct voice, microphone presence and lyrics that tell the tale of young love and street life as well as life’s hopes and aspirations, Sean Tye is Africa’s latest artist whose songs take you on a journey of passion, intimacy, and sustaining lifelong love. His micro cosmic depiction of the ups and downs involved in relationships combined with macrocosmic/grandiose view of life, in general, allow his listeners to cope with the day to day struggles of life and love.
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His name “Sean Tye,” derived from his actual name “Seun,” gives the audience a spin on a western version of native traditions, much like his music. Sean Tye was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeri a. His neighborhood, known as “Ikorodu ”, gave him his foundation as an artist and has created the music that you hear today.
Sean Tye honed his skills over the years into a unique combination of melody, word play, and fierce vocals. His confidence is exemplified in tracks like “Oh, oh, oh” and “” just to name a few. His inspiration is derived from artists – both old and young – such as Luther Vandross, the Dream, R. Kelly, and Trey Song. Sean Tye has held musical performances throughout various venues in Nigeria.
His music captures a new style that you have yet to experience. Sean Tye is without a doubt what West Africa has come to expect. He is, in fact, the FUTURE.
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