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  • Paul Riley

Marysa Ada’s New EP “Fumilayo” - A Joyous Celebration of Love and Healing

In the ever-evolving landscape of contemporary music, few artists manage to seamlessly blend genres and deliver a message as impactful as Marysa Ada does in her latest EP, "Fumilayo." The Nigerian American artist, based in Norfolk, Virginia, has crafted a vibrant collection of tracks that resonate with themes of love, joy, and healing.

A Fusion of Cultures and Sounds

"Fumilayo," which translates to "Give Me Joy" in Yoruba, is not just an EP but a heartfelt journey through Marysa Ada's artistic and personal experiences. The EP reflects her rich cultural heritage and deep connection to her roots while showcasing her versatility as a musician. Known for her positive and inspirational approach, Marysa blends conscious rap, hip-hop, Amapiano, Afrohouse, and Afrobeats to create a sound that is both unique and uplifting.

Standout Tracks and Their Messages

The EP's focus track, "Platonic," is a song that perfectly encapsulates Marysa’s ethos. The track is a tender ode to friendship and unconditional love, transcending the typical boundaries of relationship songs. The chorus, with its catchy "Platonic" hook, emphasises the simplicity and depth of platonic love. Marysa’s lyrics—“You wanna sista ok / You wanna lova ok / You wanna friend / I’m here till the end”—are a testament to her fluid approach to relationships and the multifaceted nature of love.

“Cure Love PTSD Pt 1” is another highlight, diving deep into the complexities of loving someone with post-traumatic stress disorder. This track stands out for its raw honesty and the hope it conveys. Through its introspective lyrics and soothing beats, Marysa paints a vivid picture of compassion and resilience, offering listeners a sense of comfort and understanding.

In "Sapiosex," Marysa explores the intellectual and emotional connections that form the basis of true intimacy. The song’s infectious energy and insightful lyrics showcase her ability to captivate audiences while delivering profound messages about the nature of human connections.

An Invitation to Dance and Reflect

Marysa Ada’s intention with "Fumilayo" is clear: to bring joy, comfort, and peace to her listeners. She invites us to dance to the upbeat rhythms while also reflecting on the deeper meanings within her lyrics. The EP’s production is polished and vibrant, with each track offering a different facet of her musical prowess.

In the words of Marysa Ada, “I pray these songs of love bring you joy, comfort and peace. Each song is about my unconditional love for an artist being transformed into a sound of what God’s love for us feels like.” This sentiment is palpable throughout the EP, making "Fumilayo" not just a collection of songs but a heartfelt experience designed to uplift and heal.

Final Thoughts

"Fumilayo" is now available on all major streaming platforms, perfectly timed for the summer season. It is an EP that will make you move, think, and feel deeply. Marysa Ada’s dedication to her craft and her community shines through every track, making this EP a must-listen for anyone seeking a blend of infectious beats and meaningful lyrics. Join Marysa Ada on her musical journey and let "Fumilayo" bring a little more joy and healing into your life.



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