The Outlaw King, Victony, graces the stage of the COLORS show with a mad jam which he captions “Many Man”. His performance is as sublime as his voice and the song which takes a motivational undertone of strongly navigating life’s difficulties. Victony, who was born Anthony Ebuka Victor, is a fast-rising Nigerian rapper, singer, and songwriter who is among the young artists breaking the borders of Afrobeats and music in Nigeria. A final-year Petroleum Engineering student at the Imo State University, his career took off after he released his debut mixtape “The Outlaw King” on SoundCloud in 2017. He dropped his EP, Saturn, in 2020 which contains bops like “Maria” and “Jó Riddim”.
However, in 2021, he underwent a tragic episode in the form of an auto crash that relegated him to a wheelchair for many months and claimed the life of his friend, Doyin. The artist did not let this heart-rending lapse impede his journey as he recently dropped another EP, Outlaw, and has continued to soar in the music industry. He has worked with a few major names in the industry such as Savage, Falz, Mayorkun, etc. His part in Mayorkun’s hit song “Holy Father” contributes in suspending the song in groundbreaking success, making it one of his biggest projects.
— MAYORKUN (@Mayorkun) November 29, 2021
His appearance in the COLORS show is a tangible manifestation of the artist’s consistent growth. COLORS is a Berlin-based music performance platform that prioritises music by “introducing and showcasing emerging artist talent in the form of videos with minimalist aesthetics.” The show is characterised by its use of solid colour as the backdrop of the stage on which a lone artist performs. Their aesthetic is commended as instrumental in “exposing many artists who would be overlooked by the rapidly developing technological age and the short attention spanned youth of today.”
Victony joins artists such as Billie Eilish, Doja Cat, Jorja Smith, Daniel Caesar, Kali Uchis, Mahalia, Angèle, and Mac DeMarco who have been hosted on the COLORS show.