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Niniola Teams Up With Music Icon, Femi Kuti On New Single ‘Fantasy’

Written by on 27/02/2020

Niniola Teams Up With Music Icon, Femi Kuti On New Single 'Fantasy'
Niniola – Fantasy featuring Femi Kuti – Album Art Designed by Edesiri Ukiri

Niniola Teams Up With Music Icon, Femi Kuti On New Single ‘Fantasy’

Fresh off her Grammy-nominated contribution to Beyonce’s The Lion King: The Gift album, and co-signs from Timbaland and Drake, Nigeria’s Queen of Afro-House NINIOLA, teams up with music icon FEMI KUTI for her latest single, “Fantasy.”

The track, which premiered today on Beats1 Radio with Ebro Darden, pairs NINIOLA’s seductive vocal notes with the inimitable saxophone playing of Femi Kuti, a four-time Grammy nominee, and the son of the late Fela Kuti, and rich musical textures courtesy of producer KEL-P

In her interview with Rolling Stone, Niniola describes the collaboration with Kuti as a dream come true. “Femi is a legend in every sense of the word,” she says.

We got into the studio, and he gave us more than we could have wanted.

The forthcoming video for “Fantasy” was shot at The New Afrika Shrine, the music venue operated by Femi Kuti and family on the site of Fela’s iconic SHRINE nightclub.

The track offers an early taste of NINIOLA’s upcoming sophomore album, set to drop later this year via her own Drumroll RecordsNaija Review and AWAL, Kobalt’s unique alternative to the traditional music label.

WHO IS NINIOLA YOU ASK?

NINIOLA is one of the most successful and acclaimed female artists in African music. Hits like “Maradona,” “Designer” and “Boda Sodiq” have won her glowing endorsements from Drake and Timbaland; none other than Beyoncé looked to “Maradona” for inspiration when crafting “Find Your Way Back” from 2019’s The Lion King: The Gift. 

An all-around entertainer who writes all of her own lyrics and incorporates choreography into each of her videos and performances, Niniola is also focused on giving back through philanthropy.

In 2015, she founded ‘Adopt A Child’s Education‘ – the charitable organization has assisted the education of over 5,000 students in Nigeria through the awarding of full scholarships, payment of tuition and fees, and the donation of textbooks, school supplies, and learning facilities. 

She released her debut album, This Is Me, in 2017; her sophomore LP is due out later this year.

Niniola’s Fantasy Youtube Audio Link



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