Austin Iwar Jr (born 9 June 1997), known professionally as Tay Iwar, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and record producer known for his vibrant blend of R&B and Afro-fusion, drawing upon classic Afrobeat, hip-hop, and future sounds. Tay Iwar’s career can often feel longer than it’s been. He was only in his teens when he released his first full-length projects, including 2016’s Renascentia. He then rose to wider fame with 2019’s Gemini, released with LA-based music collective Soulection. Infamous for his meticulous work ethic and a dedication to perfection, Tay’s efforts have propelled him into a leading figure of the African art renaissance, a feat further reinforced by his 2020 feature run.
Since then, major production placements on records from fellow Nigerian stars Wizkid and Burna Boy, alongside a selection of stellar features have been received with acclaim. 2023 saw him release his fourth project, ‘Summer Breeze’. Tay will headline Scala later in the year.