Manchester born singing sensation Ezi Emela has a diverse network of influences. Born to Nigerian parents, the British songstress has kept a tight grasp on her African heritage and takes the shining elements of UK culture to create her brand new single ‘No Lele’, the visuals for which have just premiered on VEVO.
The record is doused in sensuality with a lick of fierce determination, as the velvet tones of Ezi Emela entwine their way across the Omeiza-produced musical backdrop. The afrotrap-leaning record makes a bold statement about Ezi Emela and her persistence in the face of any doubters.
Accompanied by an equally mesmerizing video, directed by Labi Odebunmi, that sees the former Chanel model take on many different guises, the colour and dancing cascade across the screen in an amalgamation of fashion, UK street and African culture.
Having previously released a variation of music that has seen Ezi Emela sway between styles and vibes, including a clearer British R&B sound on ‘Voicemail’, through to her collaborations with some of Africa’s biggest music legends such as P-Square, 2Face Idibia and the iconic Chocolate City record label, it is ‘No Lele’ that takes elements of all, to make this her biggest records to date.
Watch Ezi Emela’s ‘No Lele’ on YouTube: