Rising Nigerian Star Pheelz Releases ‘pheelz Like Summer’ Video

Rising Nigerian Star Pheelz Releases ‘pheelz Like Summer’ Video

Nigerian producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Pheelz kicks off 2023 with a rousing new EP, Pheelz Good.

Pheelz Good begins with ‘Ballin’ a sultry track with laidback beats, organ and sexy guitar arrangements. Also included is the Davido-assisted hit ‘Electricity’, a buoyant crowd-pleaser complete with enchanting instrumentation and harmonies. Another EP highlight is ‘Pablo Escobar’, a soulful creation that casts a bold, atmospheric spell. Each entry in the sprawling release is a musical microcosm filled with polished flourishes and silky-smooth hooks.

A perfect example of Pheelz’ experimental approach is ‘Pheelz Like Summer’, a low-key dance floor anthem featuring a saxophone and a hypnotizing, serene rhythm. “You know, I will never find another lover, since I got you in my life, babe it feels like paradise,” he laments. Other tracks include ‘Stand by You’, ‘Emi Laye Mi’, ‘Ewelle’ and his huge, global hit ‘Finesse’ featuring BNXN.  The single remains a phenomenon, eclipsing over 230 million global streams and counting, with more than 57 million YouTube views on the music video. The single – which spent 20 weeks on the Official UK Afrobeats Chart, peaking at #1 - was included in Barack Obama’s 2022 Summer Playlist, features on the brand-new FIFA 23 soundtrack and was named as one of the Best Songs of 2022 by Rolling Stone and TIME.

Pheelz Good is a celebration of the newcomer’s Nigerian roots and a summation of his current musical sensibilities. Pheelz was recently named ‘Artist To Watch’ in 2023 by Pandora and Amazon music. Last year he performed a spellbinding set at Essence Fest’s Afrobeats After Dark and made his US television debut with a performance of “Finesse” on NBC’s Late Show with Seth Meyers . Pheelz was also the first Afrobeats artist to perform at the BET Awards Pre-Show, where he earned a 2022 nomination for Best New International Act.  2022 also saw him receive his first MOBO Awards nomination for African Act of the Year.

Now, with the release of Pheelz Good, Pheelz charts a path forward with gusto and soaring choruses to spare, confirming his status as one of Afrobeats’ most exciting and vital new voices.



Stand By You

Pheelz Like Summer



Pablo Escobar

Emi Laye Mi


Pheelz- Credit - @Richie
Pheelz- Credit - @Richie

Pheelz writes with passion and sings from his soul. Over the past few years, the Lagos artist has made songs that blur the boundaries between Afrobeats, R&B, and mainstream pop—using intense emotion and vibrant melody as a force that bridges diverse sounds and styles. Songs like ‘Finesse’ featuring fellow Nigerian star BNXN, have started to resonate—bringing Pheelz’ boundary-pushing music and earnest, heart-warming emotion to the top of the charts in the UK and his home country. In a sense, it’s a moment that Pheelz has been working toward since he was a kid. Pheelz, born Phillip Kayode Moses in 1994, grew up singing and playing keyboards in the church run by his father, who is a pastor in Lagos. He soon began producing and he landed his first hit at 16—“First of all” by Olamide, a woozy, electronic hip-hop jam. Since then, Pheelz has become one of Nigeria’s most in-demand producers, working on records for stars like M.I, Mr. Eazi and more. In 2020, he won Producer of the Year at The Headies—Nigeria’s hip-hop awards—and in 2021, he released his breezy Hear Me Out EP, which earned millions of streams and brought his emotional pop to even more listeners around the world. Even so, the success of \Finesse’ has changed everything for Pheelz, except his mission to put all of himself into his songs. He’s sure that this is just the beginning of a meteoric rise now that he’s inked a deal with Warner Records. “I've been plotting for years. I was ready,” he says. “I am ready.”

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