Nigerian superstar and MTV Europe Music Award’s Best African Artist Tiwa Savage has released a music video for “Somebody’s Son,” which features Brandy.
The track is taken from her celebrated new EP, Water & Garri, on Motown Records / Universal Music South Africa.
Tiwa describes the 5-track EP as her “most spiritual journey through music so far.” The project blends her unique Nigerian sound with soulful R&B and brings the two musical worlds together in her heartfelt signature style.
Fresh off her critically acclaimed fourth studio album Celia—named one of the 10 Best Albums of 2020 by Time Magazine—Water & Garri finds Tiwa collaborating with musical heavyweights from across the United States and Africa.
The EP opens with “Work Fada”—a massive musical experience featuring rap legend Nas with songwriter and producer Rich King (who also produced the record). Other features include Grammy Award singing sensation Brandy, Nigerian singer-songwriter Tay Iwar, and Ghanaian-American artist AMARAAE.
Back in 2020, Savage gave a riveting performance for NPR’s Tiny Desk. For the performance, she took it back to her original home of Nigeria. The London-based musician performed from The Jazzhole, a historic record shop in Lagos, where she was born.
She was accompanied by The Alternative Sound band, and played “Dangerous Love,” “Attention,” and “Koroba” from her album Celia, along with “Like,” which she originally released with Reekado Banks and Fiokee.
“Of course, naturally, we would have been there in person, but we all know what’s going on in the world right now,” she says in the video. “We are in a weird time, trying to heal, fight for peace, justice. So, I want to employ everyone to use music as one of the tools for us to heal. And we are happy, and we are here today, and I want you to vibe with us a little bit longer. I wanna bring some Afrobeat to your screen right now. Is that alright?”