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Yemi Alade & Angelique Kidjo Identify With Their African Heritage In ‘Shekere’ Video

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Two of Africa's biggest stars, Angelique Kidjo and Yemi Alade make musical magic in the video for SHEKERE
Two of Africa’s biggest stars, Angelique Kidjo and Yemi Alade, make musical magic in the video for SHEKERE

What happens when a certified legend and a pacesetter collaborate?  The answer is the birth of something glorious and epic; which is what is seen in Yemi Alade’s latest visual for her track Shekere featuring Beninese veteran Angelique Kidjo.

Those who know Yemi Alade ought not to be surprised by her working with Grammy-winning artist Angelique Kidjo. The reason is that both of them, even though established icons never forget to pay homage to their roots. And this they do with obvious relish in Shekere video.

Directed by Ovie Etseyatse and featuring a group of African tribesmen in all their sheer glory, the video clip is an amazing gift to the visual and audio senses, bringing together two of the most recognizable stars on the planet in a track that shows what is achievable when singers of this caliber work together.

The two stars

Spotting colorfully extravagant costumes, the performers give us a taste of what is obtainable in the African scene, bringing to mind the kind of music that Angelique is known for.

With breathtaking set pieces and lush backgrounds, Yemi Alade shows that she is far from getting to where she is aiming at despite her envious position as one of Africa’s most renowned singers.

Angelique herself doesn’t need to do much to justify her recent Grammy win. Her presence alone is enough to captivate and enchant music lovers in a musical adventure.

Angelique Kidjo is a Grammy Award-winning Beninese singer
Angelique Kidjo is a Grammy Award-winning Beninese singer
Yemi Alade is a Nigerian artist who has done things that many of her contemporaries dream of
Yemi Alade is a Nigerian artist who has done things that many of her contemporaries dream of

The sound of local percussions and African vibes is just too intoxicating to let go. Nothing could better depict the raw talent that is Yemi Alade and the song itself is an audio seduction waiting to happen!

As mere words may not be enough to describe the unique nature of the video, viewers can take a look for themselves and enjoy in the clip made available below:

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