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Niniola teams up with Afrobeat icon Femi Kuti on “Fantasy”

The Afro House queen dives deep into Afrobeat history.

March 29, 2020

Afro House artist Niniola dug deep into the Afrobeat archives on her latest single "Fantasy," featuring Femi Kuti, son of the legendary Fela Kuti and an icon of the genre in his own right.

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Shot at the famed New Afrika Shrine, known as the home of Afrobeat, the clip also pulls style inspiration from the all-female dance group, Kalakuta Queens, who performed alongside Fela in the 1970s.

“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,” Niniola said of the Sesan-directed video in an email to The FADER, later adding it was styled by herself alongside Kanyinsola Onalaja. “I always wanted to do that. It was a childhood dream to record with the legend Femi Kuti."

Watch the video above.

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Niniola teams up with Afrobeat icon Femi Kuti on “Fantasy”