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Afrobeats Artist Ayoinmotion's Journey To ESSENCE Fest: "Hard Work Pays"
Ayoinmotion has a vibe and a passion for music that is true to his name. The Afrobeats artist, who puts on a live perfromance that dares you to stay still, brought his music and energy to the 25th ESSENCE Festival.
"I got to ESSENCE Fest through a lot of work. And hard work pays," he said. "As an artist sometimes you work in your own space. and you feel like 'no one's hearing me, no one's hearing me.' Trust me people are listening."
So what can you expect from an Ayoinmotion set? "It's a vibe," he says, describing his mission to get everyone on their feet and moving with each performance.
"My sound is super, super energentic," he added. "I want you to dance. I want you to figure out tomorrow morning, you may not even need to go to the gym because you've worked out so much."
I am back for an encore performance at the legendary 25th Anniversary @essencefest CenterStage at 3:30pm today!! . I came for one and now I am doing two ...Let’s get #INMOTION #AyoatEssence #EssenceFest | the wonderful @jennsxart pic.twitter.com/vbE2MfhNtz
— Ayoinmotion | Global Artist (@Ayoinmotion) July 7, 2019
His latest release, S.O.V.A. (Sounds & Vibes From Ayoinmotion), is out now and has amassed over 80k plays digitally.