Nigerian stars Burna Boy, Mr Eazi, and Yemi Alade are among the African artistes who will appear on Angélique Kidjo’s upcoming album, “Mother Nature.”
Top Nigerian producers entered the project alongside other producers. Kel P, the Roots’ James Poyser, Vtek, Rexxie, Synematik, Blue Lab Beats, and Dany Synthé are also listed.
“Choose Love” ft. Shungudzo, “Dignity” ft. Yemi Alade, “Do Yourself” ft. Burna Kid, “One Africa (Independence Cha-Cha)”, “Africa,” “One of a Kind” ft. Mr Eazi, Salif Keita, Salif Keita among others.
The multi-Grammy Award-winning singer described the album as a “love letter to the world” when asked about its inspiration.
“I worry for the future of next generation. we need to nurture and take care of mother earth for us to take care of us in return. and I think through music, we can celebrate mother nature and something to help her, help us,.
Kidjo characterized her song with Mr Eazi as a “beautiful ode to the African continent.
“Mr Eazi has composed for us a beautiful ode to the African continent! The sound and groove are inspired by contemporary Afrobeats but the song takes its roots in the great tradition of African songwriting. This is why it was so important to have Salif Keita singing his signature melody in the intro. Three generations of musicians are united here to celebrate the future of Africa.”
Drahmas Omofresh directed the video for “Africa, One of a Kind,” which was filmed in different locations in Benin and Mali.
The dance in the video is named Gogbahoun, and it comes from Angélique’s hometown of Ouidah in Benin.