Unchained XL


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Unchained XL is a British born Nigerian New Zealand Hiphop artist and producer with a unique, afrocentric sound that is easily recognizable as his own. His 2018 debut EP release entitled ‘Foreign Legacy’ blends traditional afrobeat-inspired textures and rhythms with various styles of hiphop, utilising a combination of live instruments and synths. April saw UXL’s reach expand globally, as he completed a tour of the UK with shows in London, Bristol, Sheffield, Leeds and Cardiff, performing alongside artists such as Mungos HiFi, Afro Cluster and Mr Phormula.

With overarching themes of faith, identity, justice, virtue and cultural innovation, he draws both musical and lyrical inspiration from artists such as Fela Kuti, Jidenna, M.anifest and Lecrae. Supported by his live band, UXL delivers a highly  energetic, and convicting performance that will leave you searching for more.

Media & Awards

  • New Zealand On Air Music Video grant recipient for But Do They Know (feat. JessB & Nuel Nonso)” off Foreign Legacy EP 2018
  • New Zealand On Air Music Video grant recipient for “What You Said” off Foreign Legacy EP 2018
  • Featured in international blogs - Happy (Australia), Aipate (Kenya), Djolo (France)