Niniola has released the video for her latest single “Fantasy” featuring Afrobeat icon, Femi Kuti.
The video was shot at the famed New Afrika Shrine in Ikeja, Nigeria, and features dancers and vintage fashions inspired by the Kalakuta Queens, the all-female dance group which performed with Femi’s father — and the creator of Afrobeat — Fela Kuti 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 says of the video, which was directed by Sesan and styled by Niniola and Kanyinsola Onalaja.
“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!”.
Niniola who is fresh off her Grammy-nominated contribution to Beyoncé’s “The Lion King: The Gift” album and recent co-signs from Timbaland and Drake, premiered “Fantasy” last month on Beats1 with Ebro Darden.
Watch The Fantasy Video Below.