11 June 2018

Tanzania: Navy Kenzo Drop First Track Since Aim

Dar es Salaam :Bongo Flava duo Navy Kenzo (Aika and Nahreel) has released their first single since their debut album AIM was released.

Navy Kenzo the makers of mega hit records like "Kamatia Chini", "Game" featuring Vanessa Mdee and "Bajaj" featuring Patoranking, have released new single and music video titled 'Fella'.

The dancehall tune was produced by Nahreel and Alvin Brown, comes hot on the heels of Nahreel's production of the Coca-Cola anthem for the 2018 World Cup.

Speaking on their since the release of their critically acclaimed 2018 debut album, Navy Kenzo said the song is a celebration of their African heritage.

"We are proud of Africa and Fella is a show of how we embrace and celebration of Africa," said Nahreel.

"As Navy Kenzo we have never showcased this kind of African expression in our videos - making many people always wonder if we do come from Africa."

The concept and idea behind Fella is a celebration of Africa's diverse music styles, avant-garde fashion culture and the richness of the continent.

Its music video was shot and directed in Bagamoyo, Tanzania by celebrated South African director Justin Campos - a long-term collaborator of Navy Kenzo.

Nahreel says, "For the first time, we [Aika and I] took up the creative direction of our music video; from the fashion and hair stylists, makeup artists to designers."

After the release of their first album AIM, Navy Kenzo went on tour to Canada, Australia, Rwanda, Congo and UK to promote the album. They are currently working on their second album, which is set to be released in 2019.

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