Kenyan hit makers and Africa’s Best Group, Sauti Sol, feature Nigerian queen of pop, Tiwa Savage, in new single: GIRL NEXT DOOR. Following the success of MELANIN, this Maleek Berry- produced track laced in Polycarp’s renowned fancy guitar riffs is the second single off Sauti Sol’s forthcoming LP titled AFRIKAN SAUCE– set for release in 2018. The song was composed by Sauti Sol, mixed and mastered by Supersonic Africa, written and performed by Sauti Sol and Tiwa Savage, co-written by the phenomenal female rapper, Fena Gitu from Kenya.
Watch GIRL NEXT DOOR on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Z1zvVUqWccE
GIRL NEXT DOOR is a fresh wavy sound into the new year- revolving around a simple love story between a guy and a girl on the same block. Sauti Sol and Tiwa Savage cleverly deliver lyrics in Swahili and English, with smooth vocals birthing a unique sound and masterpiece from two of Africa’s greatest new school artistes. Shot in Lagos, Nigeria and directed by Unlimited LA, the music video of GIRL NEXT DOOR boasts enthralling visuals, precisely capturing the romance aspect of the song.
Tiwa Savage speaks on her first collaboration with Sauti Sol: “It’s been such an honor to work with of Sauti Sol as I have been a big fan of their work since their first album ‘MWANZO’ back in 2008,” adding, “ I am looking forward to us performing GIRL NEXT DOOR live in Kenya in the near future.” Sauti Sol echo Tiwa’s sentiments: “We love this jam so much! We’ve been eying Tiwa Savage for years – like way before the release of EMINADO – and we always wanted to work with her. The collabo was seamless and everything we anticipated it would be,” teasing, “We might actually release another track together.”
In 2018, Sauti Sol will unveil a song each month, till the LP’s release date, later in the year. In November 2017, they released MELANIN featuring Patoranking – a mega hit which has surpassed 5.2 Million YouTube views in just one month. MELANIN has been voted among Africa’s best songs of 2017 by Okay Africa, among other publications.
AFRIKAN SAUCE LP is Sauti Sol’s fifth major studio project. This is a collaborative project will feature African heavyweight music acts. It’s a rich and diverse LP with an array of songs and experiences that will take die-hard fans of the group back to the roots of Sauti Sol – that warm resonant pop sound fused with traditional Kenyan influences, creating a mélange of rhythms and melodies.
Sauti Sol is Africa’s biggest music group this decade. The award-winning afro-pop group from Kenya won several accolades for Best Group (Africa). They include at the MTV Africa Music Awards, Soundcity MVP Awards and AFRIMA.
Tiwa Savage is a top Nigerian songstress celebrated for her perfect fusion of afro beats, R&B and pop. Her mega hits including KELE KELE, ALL OVER and MA LO, and her signing to recognized labels: Mavin Records and Roc Nation have cemented her musical presence across the globe. Tiwa is also a stellar songwriter having written songs for numerous international artistes including Chrisette Michele. She currently has a songwriting deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. She’s got two music albums to date: ONCE UPON A TIME (2013) and R.E.D (2015). Her acclaimed awards are drawn from top ceremonies including MTV Africa Music Awards, The Headies Awards, Channel O Music Video Awards, Nigeria Music Video Awards and City People Entertainment Awards, among others.