• Thelma Khupe

Nigerian R&B Star Noir Returns With Heated New Single ‘Desperado’

Lagos-based Noir completes a prolific year with ‘Desperado’; a slice of late-night R&B.

Produced by Walahi Steph, the track builds on establishing Noir’s futuristic fusion of R&B, pop,

electronica and afrobeats. The track sees Noir finding himself in a familiar place with an on-off

lover who he’s been keeping at arms length in order to protect his feelings.

The track comes accompanied by a beautifully moody video directed by uax (Rema, Tomi

Thomas) and follows visuals for ‘Down For It’ and ‘Comfortable’, all of which introduce listeners to

Noir’s surreal cinematic aesthetic.

‘Desperado’ drops at the end of a prolific 2020 for the rising star, with a strong of well received

singles that have been supported by the likes of Native and Guap Mag.

In the Summer Noir released his debut EP, Up At 5, which included the singles ‘Down for It’ and


After establishing a solid foundation throughout this difficult year, Noir is one to watch as we move

into 2021.

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