Nigerian artist Omawumi has been in the studio with Beninese veteran Angelique Kidjo. The product of their collaboration, ‘Play na Play’ will be released ahead of a new album by the ‘Bottom Belle’ singer following 2013’s Lasso of Truth.
The song ‘Play na Play’ is produced by Cobhams Asuquo, who has completed work on the sophomore album from Bez. Shooting for the video for ‘Play na Play’ took place in the US.
Grammy Award winning Kidjo is also working with another Nigerian. As she is set to star in a forthcoming film by director Kunle Afolayan.
‘Play na Play’ is expected to be the lead single from the yet unnamed album from Omawumi. The album follows the birth of a son by the singer, who has been out of the music for a while. Addressing events of the past few months, Omowumi issued a statement:
‘Thank you for joining me on the journey this far. The last few months have been a huge blessing. As you may have read, we welcomed our son Fareed. I’m still basking in euphoria, but now I’m excited to get back to music. My new single introduces the coming together of Omawumi: wit, wisdom, and storytelling, laced in live music.
‘I’m blessed with the opportunity to work with my idol Angelique. Dreams do come true! I hope you enjoy “Play Na Play” as much as I do.’
Recently, the singer covered British singer Adele’s new single Hello. Listen to it below.