Allow me to officially wish you a happy 2018. It’s been extremely chaotic on my side. Transitioning from the holidays and trying to settle into the new year, laying out my goals and strategies on how to achieve them, dang! I wasn’t ready for this one. Or it wasn’t ready for me!…Yeah! That’s more like it now that I think about it. What I’m trying to say is that the planning stage of everything that you do is just as important as the execution stage, so plan like your life depends on it. No matter how long and how much of your energy it takes up. That said, I’m back here like I never left and I hope that you can stick with me to the very end and me with you.
Sauti Sol are back at it again, this time with a collaboration with Nigeria’s Tiwa Savage. This is their second video (after Melanin that featured Patoranking) off their forthcoming collaborations LP, #AfrikanSauce. (A continuation of the Live and Die in Afrika theme). The song was produced by Maleek Berry and co-written by Kenya’s Fena Gitu.
Nothing stands out to me about this LP like the role that it plays in bringing together various creatives across the spectra. Talk about Nviiri Sande, a Kenyan artist that I did not know about until Melanin, which he co-wrote, Brian Babu who styled Sauti Sol and Jekwuthestylist, who was in charge of Patoranking’s look. And of course Olusegun Adepoju & Yinka Sholola of Capital Dream Pictures.
This is definitely going to be a project that will provide such a huge platform for creatives across Africa, while selling the continent to the world through music, fashion, our beautiful women, our lifestyle. Just everything that is there to be loved about the continent. Buckle up because it is going to be an exciting ride.