Yemi Alade reclaims the ‘Mama Africa’ status in her latest visuals for vibrant track, ‘Shekere’, featuring legendary Beneinese singer Angelique Kidjo.
The track is taken off Yemi Alade’s critically acclaimed latest album, ‘Women of Steel’, which also houses other incredible songs, and the video for the song ‘Shekere’ is coming barely two weeks after Angelique Kidjo won her fourth Grammy Award.
‘Shekere’ is a musical instrument that does similar functions as tambourine, but gives a more traditional sound because it’s created in Africa and mostly used by Africans to create resounding rhythm.
Yemi Alade and Angelique Kidjo delivered their best on the track that gets stunning, creative and highly addictive visual treatments from Ovie Etseyatse. The song enjoys colourful settings with an unexpected shot of Maasai warriors.
The flick sees both music veterans dress in attractive Ankara prints while rocking well-crafted beads, delivered amazing dance steps to showcase Africa and put the continent on a good spotlight.
The lyrical content of ‘Shekere’ rendered in English and Yoruba indigenous languages sampled Angelique Kidjo’s 1996 mega hit song, ‘Wombo Lombo’.
The video of ‘Shekere’ is Yemi Alade’s follow up flick to ‘Remind You’ that was released weeks ago. ‘Remind You’ starred Hollywood actor, Djimoun Hounsou, of Beninese root.