Du Malai is an artist, musician, choreographer and blerd. He was born in Lagos, Nigeria, grew up in the Bronx and currently resides in San Antonio, Texas.

Where are you based?
San Antonio, TX

How long have you been making music?
I’ve been making music all my life, but started recording in 2022.

What genre would you consider your music to be?
I make Afropunk music. It’s afrobeatz blended with r&b, hip hop, pop and rock.

What inspired you to pursue a career in music?
Music gives me an outlet to process as I navigate my own mental and emotional health.

What are your biggest musical influences?
Michael Jackson, P-Square, Linkin Park, Janelle Monae and Sam Cooke

Are you signed to a label or are you an independent artist?
I’m an independent artist

What have been the biggest challenges in your music career?
Finding the confidence to share these stories and just getting started.

How many songs or albums have you released to date?
I have released 2 EPs to date (or 10 songs)

Can you tell us a few things about your latest release?
Our hearts can lead us to despair. What do we do when we lose hope in the face of injustice, envy, loss, and hunger? We feel our feelings, emotionally regulate, and get back on the bus. There are more feelings to feel, more people to meet and more destinations along the way. Heart Bus Despair is Act I of the Heart Bus series.

Any plans for new music or upcoming projects we should know about?
Heart Bus Desire (Act II) will be available Valentine’s Day 2024