“This song is against brutality, but it’s also about how we need to treat each other with dignity, treat nature with dignity, and treat ourselves with dignity—Angélique Kidjo
Angelique Kidjo has teamed up with Nigerian Afropop singer, Yemi Alade for a new song called “Dignity“. The track was produced by Vtek da Awesom, and inspired by Nigeria’s youth movement, which has been protesting police brutality perpetuated by the nation’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad. Watch the visual for the song below.
“Many people think that police brutality only happens in America, but it’s everywhere,” Kidjo said in a press release. “This song is against brutality, but it’s also about how we need to treat each other with dignity, treat nature with dignity, and treat ourselves with dignity. Because if we can’t see the dignity that Mother Nature gave to all of us, then how can we walk tall?”
Kidjo and Alade last collaborated on the latter’s track “Shekere” which appears on Alade’s 2019 album Woman of Steel.
Watch Angélique Kidjo’s and Yemi Alade’s Video for New Song “Dignity”: https://bit.ly/3w3oQmQ
Article by Madison Bloom: March 26, 2021/Pitchfork