Award-winning Nigerian pop diva Yemi Alade has premiered the visual for “Shekere”. The song also features multiple Grammy award winner Angélique Kidjo.
“Shekere” was born after Angélique Kidjo personally asked Yemi Alade to revamp her classic “Wombo Lombo”. It heavily samples elements from the original updated to the current mainstream Afro-pop sounds.
Singing emotively, Yemi Alade says:
“I dey hear the sound of a tambourine o… Talking drums and shekere combination… I see people under the tambourine o… Dancing like sey there’s a celebration.”
She then progresses into a stellar duet with the iconic Angélique Kidjo who also sings in her native Benin dialect over the groovy DJ Coublon orchestrated instrumentation.
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The cinematic visual for the praised number opens up in a dramatic sequence. It then displays the authentic and unapologetic beauty of the African continent. This follows Alade’s dominant theme which earned her the title of “Mama Africa”.
The rich and colourful video of “Shekere” reminds one of a Disney live-action remake. The classic visual joins Alade’s elite videography which made her the first and only female Afro-pop artiste to have over 100 million subscribers on YouTube. She also has a total cumulative visual stream of over 400 million views.
“Shekere” is the sixth single off Yemi Alade’s critically acclaimed fourth studio album “Woman of Steel”. It follows hit singles “Home”, “Give Dem”, “Vibe”, “Shake” and “Oh My Gosh”. The album also features a host of international stars like Rick Ross, Angélique Kidjo, Afrobeats icon Duncan Mighty and Nollywood star Funke Akindele.
Watch the video for “Shekere” by Yemi Alade and Angélique Kidjo below:
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