Dumomi The Jig (born in Ikeja, Lagos in 1991) whose real name is Adenuga Adedunmomi, is a fast rising vibrant Nigerian Afrobeats musician and songwriter whose love for music was inspired by his father’s piano playing.
He found solace and expression in singing and writing. Although he pursued an architecture degree at the University of Lagos, music remained his true calling.
In 2023, Dumomi the jig signed record deal with Adult Nation Entertainment, marking a pivotal moment in his career. His debut single, “Anticipating,” dropped that same year, showcasing his signature blend of soulful vocals, Afrobeats rhythms, and unexpected dashes of rap and spoken word. The song delved into the complexities of relationships, resonating deeply with listeners and establishing Dumomi as a voice to watch.
Musical Style and Influences
Dumomi the jig’s sound defies easy categorization. It’s a vibrant tapestry woven with threads of Afrobeats, RnB, and hints of hip-hop, infused with his own soulful touch. His lyrics explore themes of love, self-discovery, and navigating the ups and downs of life, delivered with honesty and vulnerability that captures the essence of young adulthood.
His influences are eclectic, ranging from Nigerian legends like Fela Kuti and Wizkid to global stars like John Legend and Drake. However, Dumomi the jig carves his own unique path e.g with ‘More‘, injecting his music with a raw energy and playful experimentation that keeps listeners engaged and wanting more.
Dumomi’s talents extend beyond songwriting and singing. He is a skilled producer, mixing and editing his own music, and even directs his own music videos. This creative control allows him to fully express his artistic vision, resulting in cohesive and visually captivating experiences.
With his undeniable talent, dedication, and rapidly growing fanbase, Dumomi The Jig is poised for even greater success. His upcoming releases promise to push boundaries and further solidify his place as a leading voice in the evolving Afrobeats scene. He is more than just a singer; he is a creative force, an architect of his own artistic journey, and a name to remember in the vibrant tapestry of Nigerian music.