Art ~  “the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination…producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power” – Oxford Dictionary.

Over the next few weeks, Afritorial is exclusively featuring the artistry of Gazele, a Nigerian-Australian singer/songwriter, in a very personal project named the ‘Gazele Play Project’.

Recently a resident of Sydney, Australia and now living in the UK, Gazele is one vibrant and soulful woman, whom I’ve had the privilege of meeting and sharing deep conversations about everything African, musical and creative. I’m astounded at Gazele’s raw emotion and verve for life, beautifully captured in her music, and what better way way to express her hopes and dreams especially in 2016 than in a new artistic endeavour.

The project, a 5 part video series that brings to life her latest musical creations, tells her story and showcases her talent in a most poignant style – using music and lyrical words as an expression of her soul.

“I’ve had the privilege to connect with so many people on beautiful journeys through the gift of music,’ she says. “Recently, I relocated to the UK from Australia and just before I left Sydney I got together with a great team of supportive and talented musicians for this final acoustic project, #GazelePlayProject.  A collection of new original music and covers, it meant a lot to me to create these acoustic videos with people who are dear to me at Sydney’s Play Bar.”

We are excited and honoured to debut her work to the world right here. Enjoy.

Part 2


I had a couple of friends going through some serious struggles when I was inspired to write this song. Feeling so helpless that all I could do was listen and be there for them in the tough times, I really wanted to do something or have the right words to say. But truthfully, I didn’t know what to do. Writing this song helped me get those words out. Sometimes just being there to offer support when you’re needed is the best thing you can offer a friend.
This recording of ‘Love Will Lead Me’ is so special for me because I got the opportunity to sing it with my sister Ruth, one of my best friends and biggest inspirations. Every time we sing it together, the words really come alive.

For more of Gazele’s work and to connect with her on social, visit:






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