D.Matthews ‘Omo Yen’

Written by on May 31, 2021

This week’s Local Eye’s is from Auckland based Nigerian singer / songwriter D.Mathews with his track Omo Yen (That Girl).

D.Matthews is known for his idiosyncratic style and abundant charisma, and inspires an audience through his stimulating lyrics and lively blend of Afrobeat/Afopop & Rap. He cites Afrobeat music pioneer & singer, Fela Kuti, Burna Boy & Patoranking as his inspiration which takes him to higher grace in lyric writing.

Born in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria, D.Matthews knew he was destined to entertain from a very young age during his times at church but did not realize how destined he really was to make a change/shift at a very young age as everything was still new to him at the time. As he grew older, he went on to take music as a career at age, 20. Releasing his first track in the year, 2018.

His career has since gone from strength to strength, opening for New Zealand hip hop heavyweight Savage in 2018. D.Matthews’ work has also been featured in Billboard magazine.

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