Niniola Apata, Nigerian songstress, has enlisted Femi Kuti, an Afrobeat musician, for the visuals to her new song ‘Fantasy’.
The video, which was released on Tuesday, sees Kuti work magic with his trumpet while the Afro-house vocalist daydreams about the man of her dreams.
It begins with Niniola burning an outfit with a pressing iron after she had gotten lost in her reverie, which saw her caress her man’s heavily built chest and abdominal muscles.
Directed by Sedan and produced by Kel P, ‘Fantasy’ showcases African art and clothing while featuring dance moves typical of the 33-year-old showbiz entrepreneur.
Niniola, who doubles as elder sister to Teni Apata, has carved a niche for herself in the music industry, portraying African aesthetics in several of her visuals.
She had once caused a buzz beyond the shores of Africa after ‘Maradona’, her hit song, was requested on radio by Drake, a Canadian rapper and record producer.
According to the singer, who’s flair for music is said to date back to her childhood, the 2017 song had changed her music life and opened the floodgates of collaborative deals.
“I didn’t know anybody in the industry. So, I went online in search for the best producer in Nigeria. This was in 2013,” she once said.
“Sarz’s name kept coming up. I reached out to him and he requested that I give him a hit song. I dropped “Ibadi” and that’s how it started.
“Maradona changed my life. I just did the song and knew that, like every other ones, it was good. But when we dropped it, artistes from South Africa started reaching out.”
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