Port Harcourt bred Nwadike Ebube Michael known on stages as Verse Gunzalo, has been working on cutting-edge songs with his timeless voice. It’s soulful, but he employs it for modern deliveries and unpredictable flows. Verse Gunzalo‘s still in the early stages of career but already flexing impressive songwriting skills and versatility.He’s making catchy pop music, but there’s a punk edge to it, and “Used To“, a mid-tempo dance-hall song which is the second single off Verse Gunzalo‘s forthcoming B.O.T.I EP, could be one of your favorite songs from any new artist that you’ve heard this year.
His debut single (“One Wish“) has left an indelible print, a sparse, slurry track with an addictive warm vibe. “Used To” has similarly huge potential. And the deeper you go into Verse Gunzalo‘s discography, the more consistent he becomes. Musically, there’s not too much in common with Burna Boy, but if you enjoy Burna Boy‘s contrast of accessible music delivered by a badass, you’ll like Verse Gunzalo.
Verse Gunzalo has been at it for a while, but he’s having a moment right now, and it feels like he’s one crossover hit away from becoming one of Nigeria’s next stars. Check out “Used To” below,