Mind Games and Lady Donli: Poison

Mind Games and Lady Donli: Poison


‘The Drug for Your Pain- Poison’



Poison, the much-anticipated track dropped on the 22nd of November, 2017. It is consistent with her running theme of dangerous relationships. ‘Poison’ finds her running from someone who is all to content to play games rather than commit to the serious love she’s looking for. She knows the person’s affection will slowly end up ruining her like poison, and as she states in the song, she “doesn’t need another undercover lover” but it is clear that even though she doesn’t want it, she’s drawn to this person.

‘Poison’ is produced by Chillz who crafts up a beat that softly lures you in before the drop on the hook which has drums that would be at home on any club dance floor. The beat continues to morph as Chillz brings in electronic and dubstep influences as DJ Woske interjects with his own tale of how he’s tired of being played with by the object of his desire.

“I’m listening to my heart, I’m cheating on my brain.”

‘Poison’ showcases another side of Lady Donli’s sound. It continues the story of the relationship that she started in ‘Kashe Ni’ and followed with ‘Ice Cream’. With additional vocals from rising underground stars Tay Iwar and Malika Hamzaa. ‘Poison’ is a song that would not be forgotten.



Zainab Elizabeth Donli, popularly known as Lady Donli is a 21 year old musician from Zaria in Kaduna State, Nigeria. Many are quick to label her a ‘Neo-soul/alternative’ artiste but she describes herself and her sound as ‘Boxless’. She cites Erykah Badu, ASA, Nneka and Andre 3000 as her primary influences. Her music swings from alternative jazz to R&B to Hip-Hop to all genres and she doesn’t restrict herself but rather learns from all sources. She currently has three musical projects to her name, one of which is Wallflower.

“Wallflower” has been circulating in the indie scene both in Nigeria and Britain and continues to gain her online recognition. She is the co-founder of the collective SAFI and is part of a new wave of African music currently challenging the norms and breaking boundaries in the music scene. She graduated from Surrey University, Guilford-London with a Bachelors in Law in 2017.

She’s been killing 2017 with high quality singles. It’s literally been a hit back to back. From  ‘Kashe Ni’ to ‘Ice Cream’  (Featuring Tomi Thomas) and now, Poison.



About BEAM Entertainment


BEAM Entertainment is a Record Label, Talent Management, Entertainment Consulting and Promotion/PR Company founded by Mayowa Balogun, Olutade Adepoju & Muyi Nehikhare in 2015.

The primary services offered by BEAM Entertainment are Music Marketing & Publishing, Artist Representation, A&R, Public Relations, Talent Branding, Event Planning, Copyright Enforcement and Intellectual Property Management. BEAM Entertainment offers entertainment consulting/promotional services that are provided on behalf of both contracted clients and case-by-case clients. It does not only serve musical artists as clients. Actors/Actresses, Models, DJs, Videographers, Photographers, Graphic Designers, Video Directors, Screenwriters, Filmmakers etc. BEAM Entertainment is located in Lagos Nigeria with strategic partnerships in the United States to the UK, Canada and more.


You can reach Lady Donli on all social media platforms. she is @ladydonli

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  • Latchy
    Posted at 22:30h, 28 November Reply

    Amazing sound! Thanks for introducing me her music

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