It looks like music communities are taking the bull by the horns by releasing their music projects, they no longer only pose as watchdogs, music journalists or music critics, but also as a group of creatives who bring together different artists and sounds to create something good music. Recently, Native Sound System released its debut compilation album tagged “NATIVEWORLD” which housed musicians like Lady Donli, Show Dem Camp, Psycho YP, Lojay, Ayra Starr, ObongJayar, The Cavemen and many others. Now, another music community known as Drummr Africa has announced the release of “Yamen Yamen,” a piece of collective music and digital art project. The upcoming project will feature artists like Sir’bastien, Kibra, Garey Godson, Bash The Piper, Tofa Jaxx, Naya Akanji, Seo, June Sometimes and many other artists who represent different sounds. To give fans a tip of the iceberg, Drummr Africa has released one of the songs off the project titled “Nile.”
The song which is performed by Kibra, an Eritrean-Canadian RnB singer who made her 2022 debut with “First Pick” is ready to take her music to the next level. The Toronto-based artist has quite an impressive discography which includes songs like “Three Little Birds,” “Live Your Life,” “Another Sun,” two EPs titled “Finally” and “And it was good” In “Nile,” Kibra sings about the intimate connection she shares with her lover. It’s rare and one of a kind and she likens to the Nile with lyrics like, “Why do I feel like I know you from somewhere? We never met I can’t attest yeah, your gaze is just so familiar/our body flow like the river of Nile keep it steady take your time on me,” she sings about being so in tune with somebody she just met and she is not afraid to pursue her feelings. “I don’t wanna be wrong about we,” she chants this line over and over again to push away whatever doubt she might have.
According to the artist, “Nile” not only applies to romantic feelings, but it also speaks about trusting in our abilities and doing what we want regardless of fear. Production credit goes to Sou Electric. As we await the release of “Yamen Yamen” listen to “Nile” and become inspired to follow your heart and just do it.