Hard on the heels of his recent union with the Middle-Eastern wing of Sony Music, Zirra has officially stepped out with the video to his Koker assisted tune, which he calls “Agbada.”
The recent takeover of music fusion has unearthed a slew of dynamic and eclectic talents all over the world, and Nigerian singer, songwriter and producer – Zirra, is a classic example of these gifted ones.
Now based in Dubai, the 22-year old has spent a portion of his life living in America, The U.K., The U.A.E and of course Nigeria, causing him to soak in all the cultural essentials of music on a global level. Coupling this wealth of experience with an 8-year-period of defining and refining his artistry (not forgetting that his influences include Peter Tosh, Fela Kuti, Lagbaja and Kid Cudi), Zirra has now blossomed into a chiseled multi-faceted act to whom music malleability comes super easy.
On his 2017 Save Me From the Fire EP, he meddles heavily with the pop of alternative music but on Agbada, he is in a different form: mixing local Afrobeat flavours to create a jam that celebrates a highly placed attire, in Nigerian pop culture.
Agbada is a high fashion African traditional wear usually made out of expensive and excessive fabric. Everything about this outfit is widely believed to connote wealth, excellence and pride so when Zirra says “Too much money dey inside my Agbada”, his stance is very self-explanatory both in literal and figurative terms.
It is not surprising at all that Choc Boi- Koker is the feature choice for this piece, considering that this sphere of sound is his field of expertise. Reinhard is credited with the production of the song and Theophilus King is responsible for the video direction which shows Zirra and Koker in a mock debate of whose Agbada game and lavish lifestyle is the strongest.
Zirra’s debut album (which is hinted to have guests like Santi, Boj and Jinmi Abduls)is set to drop this March but in the mean time, do enjoy below, the video of the project’s official debut single- Agbada.
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