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Angelique Kidjo Features In Yemi Alade Video

Nigerian Afro-pop singer and songwriter, Yemi Alade has featured Grammy Award winner, Angelique Kidjo in her  “Shekere” video which dropped some moments ago.

“Shekere” which features multiple Grammy award winner Angélique Kidjo, was launched upon a personal request by Kidjo for Alade to revamp her classic “Wombo Lombo”, heavily samples elements from the original updated to the current mainstream Afro-pop sounds.

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”; Yemi Alade emotively sings before progressing into a stellar duet with the iconic Kidjo who also sings in her native Benin dialect over the groovy DJ Coublon orchestrated instrumentation.

The cinematic visual for the acclaimed number opens up in dramatic sequence which displays the authentic beauty of the African continent, a theme which has dominated Alade’s artistry and has made her hailed as Africa’s championing artiste of her generation.

“Shekere” is a rich and colorful affair, reminiscent of Disney live-action remake and once again cements Alade’s throne as a royal of music videos. 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, and a total cumulative visual stream of over 400 million views.

“Shekere” is the sixth single off Yemi Alade’s fourth studio album “Woman of Steel”, following hit singles “Home”, “Give Dem”, “Vibe”, “Shake” and “Oh My Gosh”. The album features a host of international stars like Rick Ross, Angélique Kidjo, Afrobeats icon Duncan Mighty and Nollywood star Funke Akindele.

 

 

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