NINIOLA, The Queen of Afro Home, releases the video for her newest single Fantasy that includes Afrobeat icon Femi Kuti.
The clip, shot on the famed New Afrika Shrine in Ikeja, Nigeria, options dancers and classic fashions impressed by the Kalakuta Queens, the all-female dance group which carried out with Femis father and the creator of Afrobeat Fela Kuti within the 1970s.
I used to observe movies of Fela Kuti and Femi Kuti, and I cherished the music however I additionally cherished the best way the dancers moved their waist and hips, NINIOLA says of the video, which was directed by Nigerias Sesan and styled by Niniola and Kanyinsola Onalaja. I at all times wished to try this. It was a childhood dream to report with the legend Femi Kuti. Its one factor to have that dream, one other for it to return to cross and also you truly love the report. The vibe was surreal we have been capturing in The Shrine, the house of Afrobeat!
Contemporary off her Grammy-nominated contribution to Beyoncs The Lion King: The Present album and up to date co-signs from Timbaland and Drake, NINIOLA premiered Fantasy final month on Beats1 with Ebro Darden. The observe, which pairs NINIOLAs seductive vocal notes with a classic Afrobeat horn association from Femi Kuti and wealthy musical textures courtesy of Burna Boy producer KEL-P, presents an early style of NINIOLAs upcoming sophomore album, set to drop later this yr.