Spaceship Record signee, Nissi Ogulu has just shared a new single and video for “Move x2”, the follow up to last year’s debut album ‘Ignite’ and her 3-D animated movie ‘The Satchel’ which is now streaming on Youtube. The best kind of music is the kind you can feel and in these parts, the ones that can move listeners to dance. As such, the aptly-titled new single is perfectly indicative of the singer’s continuous penchant to imbue Yoruba heritage into her music.
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Produced by Kizz Ernie, “Move x2” is a catchy upbeat single that finds the London-based singer encouraging her fans to look past the hard times and find reasons to keep moving and rejoicing. “Kasala everywhere, I no fit to comprehend/Why must all the good things come to an end/Kilode Kilode” she sings against groovy production, coming to the realisation that problem no dey finish. Regardless, we must always find the happiness within–which for her, she finds through dance.
The accompanying video brings the song’s empowering message to life. Directed by the Alien and shot in Lagos, we see beautiful scenes of Nissi and a host of female dancers living it up at every given chance. The video is drenched in cultural references to Nissi’s heritage from the traditional sculptures that grace each scene to the beautiful adornments she and the dancers wear. At the end of the video, the mood has lifted, everyone in her world is dancing and the energy is enough to rub off on anyone. “Move x2” is certainly a number that acts as an affirmation for how we fully and confidently show up in the world and Nissi wants all her fans to know this and move with this certainty. When the going gets tough, the tough kick off their shoes and hit the dancefloor.
Listen to “Move x2” below.
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