April Dokpesi, popularly known as April Maey is an Alternative Nigerian musician from Belgium. Born in Lagos Nigeria, and originally from Edo state. She currently lives in Gent Belgium. On the 27th of March 2020, she released her debut EP “Ticket to Anywhere” which has since been doing amazing numbers on multiple apple music playlists, and on Spotify. She was also featured on a “Heat Check” article by NPR.“Ticket To Anywhere EP floats with a bottled, jazzy excitement” – Sidney Madden (NPR journalist). April Maey started out as a graphic designer in 2012 while she studied for a degree at Babcock University.She graduated in 2016 and acquired a degree in Mass Communication.
Her creativity and talent in design led to her first taste of the music industry by working for Chocolate City in 2016. She worked as a social media manager and content creator. In 2017, she co-hosted a podcast with Wendy Akomolafe Kalu called “Middle Ground” it featured M.I. Abaga and Loose Kaynon. She started writing music semi-professionally in 2017 and recorded several demos for musicians. in 2019, she decided to give music a test by releasing her first-ever soul track “whispers” in July 2019. The attention from the release led her to start working on her debut Ep “Ticket To Anywhere”. The title “Ticket To Anywhere” is inspired by Tracy Chapmans “Fast Car”. The EP itself is inspired by various musicians like ASA, Frank Ocean, Sade, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, Brandy, Khalid, and many more. This project encompasses April’s creativity, bravery, and diversity
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Alternative Rnb & Hiphop Musician.
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