Seyi Shay enlists Teyana Taylor for the remix to her single, “Gimme Love”

A noteworthy pairing of fashion and romance

International collaborations featuring Afropop acts have become frequent sightings, a noteworthy highlight being Beyonce’s executive produced ‘Lion King: The Gift’; which shone a light on Africa’s thriving music scene. Adding to that growing list is Nigerian singer Seyi Shay, picking up a guest feature from American R&B star Teyana Taylor, on the remix of her single “Gimme Love”, which had a Runtown feature on its initial version. Speaking exclusively to the NATIVE, Seyi revealed that the collaboration came together courtesy of her international team. “They believed it was about time we bridged the gap between female musicians in Africa and the United States so I of course, decided to champion it. I also love Teyana’s music, so it was quite seamless”, she says via mail.

“Gimme Love (Remix)” was released last week Friday, with no changes to the mid-tempo production by Afropop super-producer Sarz. However, there’s an accompanying music video shot in Teyana Taylor’s hometown, Harlem, and directed by Walu, under Meji Alabi’s production company, JM Films. The set of visuals show both artists intimately bonding with each other and their respective partners, depicting their highly sensual lyrics: ‘Baby don’t speak, let your hands do the talking’. In the last chorus of the song, Teyana and Seyi Shay deliver a duet where both artist’s distinct voices blend together seamlessly; exquisitely marrying both afropop and R&B.

Watch the music video for “Gimme Love” below.

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