Meet singer songwriter ZION, the 19 year old British-Nigerian artist stepping up in the South London R&B scene. Premiered on 1Xtra last night his new single ‘FriendZone’ is released via Virgin EMI today.​

Directed by legendary African video director Sesan Ogunro​, the video for ‘FriendZone’ sees Zion head for the beach in South Africa where he takes in the picturesque scenery. It’s the perfect accompaniment to the track, a catchy slice of R&B that foregrounds his versatile vocals and mixes Afrobashment influenced melodies.

‘FriendZone’ follows the release of Zion’s ‘No Wahala’ – a take on Ivorian Coast Group Magic System’s Afrobeats classic ‘Premier Gaou’ which has garnered over 700k streams since its release a month ago – and came hot on the heels of Zion signing to Virign EMI.