Emerging Nigeria-born, UK-based rapper DEELA caught our ears a while back with her vibrant single "FIT' in 2021. This song was followed up by the sensual visuals for "GET A GRIP", which came out earlier this year. After some months prepping herself, she now returns with a double release. The singles "anyways/whatchu mean" are two distinct songs that showcase DEELA's unapologetic and carefree style. The first cut "anyways" is underpinned by a dreamy synth-driven bouncy soundscape and her stream of consciousness flow. She weaves through the grooves effortlessly changing her cadence at will while discarding the social constraints that try to box her in.
"whatchu mean" has a warm and sombre aesthetic and starts off with DEELA's melodic hook which flows into a fast-paced performance that blends dancehall and rap aesthetics. The bravado displayed here is off the wall as the rapper takes shots at the detractors and naysayers in one fell swoop. Lines like "Jumping on beats like I'm switching my keys, don't answer to no one, I do what I did/sweep up the house, they call me the breeze" show her unpredictability and smooth bars alike.
DEELA continues to do exactly what she wants and promises that while her schedule might be busy she will drop more music. Currently, she is studying Biomedical Sciences at an undisclosed university in London,UK.