Adanna Duru (@adannaduru) is an LA-based singer-songwriter and producer raised in Orange County, California. Not too long ago, she released her highly anticipated second EP, “NAPPY HOUR II,” via MNRK Music Group. The six-track project showcases Adanna’s vocal talent, musical influences, rich heritage, and confidence in the content of her character.
Adanna Duru – “NAPPY HOUR II” EP
Each song on “NAPPY HOUR II” pays homage to Adanna Duru’s musical influences and shows the range of her strength as a singer and her awareness of how she wants music to make her feel. This definition of her sound is a testament to her dynamic character and recognition of all that she represents.
“NAPPY HOUR II” contains the hit singles, “Put it Down” featuring Nigerian hip-hop star Mannywellz; and “if I was a boy 😉.” The EP is Duru’s follow-up to her previous EP, “NAPPY HOUR,” which has accumulated over 35M streams across all digital platforms.
The Nappy Hour EPs are not just a collection of music, they are an introduction and a first look at Adanna Duru. Listeners get to read an artist’s heart, similar to journal pages. The Nappy Hour EPs are also fun, passionate, innocent, harmonic, and energetic offerings.
“if i was a boy ;)” lyric video
For “NAPPY HOUR II,” Adanna worked for the first time with producers Khris Riddick Tynes (“Snooze” by SZA) and Rob Bisel (produced “Kill Bill” by SZA)] for the single “if i was a boy 😉.” They encouraged her to lean into her quirky/fun online persona on this track. Inspired by Beyonce’s “If I Were a Boy” and Ciara’s “Like a Boy,” Adanna wanted to create a song about what women commonly go through in relationships.
“The Way” (Official Lyric Video)
“I want to inspire people to love their uniqueness. That’s why I can’t get away from the phrase NAPPY HOUR. I am celebrating my uniqueness. I always find myself in a blend of pop, R&B, Afrobeats, and contemporary/singer-songwriter. I’d rather not limit myself because I love so many different things. I am the through line.” – Adanna Duru explained
Adanna has amassed a massive following on social media – particularly through her hilarious TikTok series, “music @ white clubs be like.” Here, she follows a simple formula: sings a recognizable song, abruptly interrupts herself with dubstep transition sounds, and then starts singing a Top 40 or trending TikTok song.
“music @ white clubs be like” has catapulted Adanna into the TikTok stratosphere, with many of her videos soaring past 70 million views. This is likely because Adanna does two things simultaneously: She doesn’t take herself too seriously and sings at a remarkably high level.
“I’m thrilled that I get to release songs about joy, love, and happiness. But more importantly, I get to release songs about a Black girl doing whatever she wants. I’m always experimenting with different genres and trying to show all the different sides of myself. I want to celebrate being weird. And I want little Black girls to feel beautiful and accepted and seen.” – Adanna Duru stated
Before reaching over a million followers on TikTok for her personality, before being chosen to be on Adam Levine’s team on “The Voice” for her performance, before millions viewed her among the Top 10 on “American Idol,” both taking place as a teenager, Adanna Duru recognized the beauty in her voice before she could read.
Adanna remembers the struggle of identity and not feeling confident outside of her ability to sing simply because she was the only Nigerian girl. Whether it was the curiosity of her classmates about her skin complexion, the need to touch her hair, or the wonder on their faces about the dark lines on the palms of her hands, Adanna was made to feel outside of the norm.
Unbeknownst to her then, Adanna was commanding a difference by name alone. Correcting her name’s mispronunciation was the first iteration of her confidence. To not see herself yet identify with Hannah Montana and the Cheetah Girls as a child and make the decision to become a singer is another. Also, to have the support of her Nigerian mother as a preteen to chase her dreams rather than force her to pursue a traditional idea of success is powerful. And because she believes in her talent and the spaces it has taken her, Adanna has moved beyond the limited perceptions of others to champion the depth of who she is as an artist. Adanna has recently received co-signs on TikTok from Timbaland, Ayrra Star, Bas, Alicia Keys, and Ed Sheeran.
Adanna Duru – “if i was a boy ;)” single
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