Popular Nigerian multifaceted artist, Justin Ug graces the scene with a 2-track EP, “Vibes with Ug” where he expands his scope by joining forces with Nano Shayray and Jaay. Heavily carried by rhythmic Afrobeat melodies, both tracks dominantly dwell on the theme of love, bringing out the yearning one has towards their significant other.
Produced by BadTheSoundBoy, “Monalisa” is a track that immediately demands your attention with its infectious melodies. The protagonist intends to clear the air by addressing his doubts by asking his lover for, begging her to say she loves him and not the money “….No dey play my head oh Why you make me doubt say you love me not my money…”
Justin showcases a more upbeat style on “Bridget”, the second track of this debut. Here we see the singer use his witty wordplay and honest lyricism to let his intentions be known in a fun bubbly manner to capture the emotions of new love“….I’ve been searching for so long for somebody to love me like you…”. This single is produced by FK.
About Justin Ug:
Making people happy has always been a source of joy for Justin Ugonna, more commonly known as Justin UG. First coming to prominence through his online skits, this multi-hyphenate artist continued to evolve, displaying a creative versatility while remaining relatable as ever.
Inspired by the work of comedian Desi Banks, his first foray into the creative sphere was through making comedic skits and dancing online. Starting in 2009, he was right on time for the explosion of social media platforms like Vine, Twitter, and Instagram, making a name for himself with humorous skits including those that drew upon his personal experiences growing up in Abuja, Nigeria.
The relatable nature of the skits made them easy for viewers to enjoy and his popularity on social media began to take off. He took his comedic talents further than the internet as he began working as an MC for events which brought him to the attention of major names in the Nigerian entertainment industry. In 2019, he had the opportunity to host a birthday party for the daughter of global afrobeats superstar Davido. In the same year he also made the pivot to acting in Requital, a short action-comedy film that he starred in and co-produced.
Despite his various endeavors, Justin has been able to balance them while studying Information Technology at Georgia Southern University. With plans to release another short film, High School Chronicles, in late 2020, it is clear that he has no plans of slowing down anytime soon. Whether it’s making skits, acting, hosting, or a whole new endeavour, his end goal is connecting with people and giving them a reason to feel happy. As he continues to branch out creatively, he is poised to be a fixture in the entertainment industry for years to come.