Victony Gives Us 14 Reasons Why He Is Stubborn

Anthony Ebuka Victor, popularly known as Victony, released his debut album “Stubborn” on the 21st of June 2024”, Known for his global hit "Soweto," Victony’s new 14 track album is a powerful narrative of overcoming adversity and turning life’s challenges into art. “Stubborn” has quickly risen to No 1 on the Nigerian Apple music chart and is charting in 43 other countries, the album is a significant success for the Nigerian Afrobeats artist.

The album opens with "Oshaprapra," a fast-paced, energetic track that sets the stage for the themes of resilience and defiance which features talented singer Shoore More - “I’ve been through hellfire, still mo shaprapra”, - Victony declares, letting us know that nothing can break his spirit.

Speaking on the album at the listening party in Lagos, Victony stated, “The meaning of ‘Stubborn’ goes beyond what the title implies. This album is a true representation of my story and everything I’ve had to overcome over the past few years. It’s not about just reflecting on the trials and tribulations that you inevitably face, but also relishing in the abundance that life has to offer and authentically staying true to who you are despite what anyone has to say. I'm excited for my fans to hear what I've been working on for years, as well as the masterful productions and artist features that went into making this album.”

The title track "Stubborn," featuring Asake, is a standout piece that encapsulates the essence of resilience and unwavering determination. The song chorus opens with Victony asserting, “Me I no dey hear word o, I stubborn, me I no fit be your idolo, I stubborn,”. These lines lay bare his stance of authentically staying true to who he is despite external influences. Asake’s contribution complements Victony’s flow, enhancing the track’s message with his distinctive vocals.

Other standout tracks on the album include his collaboration with Shallipopi on “Ludo” and “Anita,” a solo by Victony himself. "Tiny Apartment," featuring SAINt JHN, blends Afrobeat with a touch of R&B, showcasing Victony's versatility and telling a candid story of intimacy. "Slow Down," featuring Teezo Touchdown, provides a more introspective vibe, balancing the album's overall energetic tempo.

Victony will embark on the "Stubborn" North American Tour starting August 8th, kicking off in Boston and hitting major cities before concluding in Los Angeles on August 23rd.