As she transitioned from the YouTube sensation persona to emerging artist status, she caught heat from all sides of the critic spectrum, from relentless internet trolls to certain R&B veterans, who weren’t fond of her vocal style and didn’t think she had staying power.
Three platinum singles and two number-one singles later, Naija is shutting down naysayers once and for all with her debut album Missunderstood. Released through Capitol Records, the 18-track album is the follow-up project to 2018’s self-titled EP.
Naija’s thought process on sticking by her problematic man could raise a few eyebrows on songs like the Lil Durk-assisted track “Lie to Me” and “One Time” Toosii. But she is content with her relationship and doesn’t seek validation from anyone who doesn’t know the ins and outs of the love situation. Naija does offer insight on why she is how she is on the vulnerable standout “Pretend.”
The album also features guest appearances from Lucky Daye, Kiana Ledé, Jacquees, and Russ.
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Originally Published viaThe Gazette Nigeria