Niniola has released the music video for her latest single “Fantasy,” featuring Grammy nominee and Afrobeat icon Femi Kuti.
The music video, released on YouTube 24 March was directed by Sesan. The shooting took place at New Afrika Shrine in Ikeja, and features colourful and energetic dancers, wearing looks inspired by the late Fela Kuti’s female dance crew, the Kalakuta Queens.
The track, produced by Kel-P, features rich vocals from Niniola, and classy saxophone riffs and horn arrangements from Femi Kuti. “I used to watch videos of Fela Kuti and Femi Kuti, and I loved the music but I also loved the way the dancers moved their waist and hips,” said Niniola.
“I always wanted to do that. It was a childhood dream to record with the legend Femi Kuti. It’s one thing to have that dream, another for it to come to pass and you actually love the record. The vibe was surreal—we were shooting in The Shrine, the home of Afrobeat!”
Femi Kuti’s emotion heavy performance cushions Niniola’s theatrics with his racy snazzy saxophone sounds giving life and culture to her seductive lyrics. Niniola as usual did well to keep the tempo with her locomotives and colourful steps.