Gbeke is a gifted artist who nearly didn’t comply with her dream to develop into a singer. For the longest time she didn’t assume she was ok, as her music didn’t sound like that of different Afro singers. Nevertheless, when she realised that she didn’t have to suit into a selected mould, it freed her up and gave her the arrogance to do what her coronary heart advised her. Her newest single, ‘Afro Bells’, is a Christmas pop/Afrobeat monitor that won’t solely convey a smile to your face, however may also offer you a glimpse of what it’s prefer to have fun Christmas below Nigerian skies.
With the music video for ‘Afro Bells’ Gbeke assembles all of the reminiscences she has of Christmas in Nigeria. From going to the airport to her perpetually dwelling in Naija, the weddings, events, live shows, and days on the seaside, all tackle their very own life as Gbeke offers her tackle the traditional, ‘Jingle Bells’. It’s not a canopy by any means – it’s an entire rewrite set to the identical tune, and captures the very essence of the season in a manner that’s by no means been accomplished earlier than.
Initially launched simply after Christmas Day final 12 months, ‘Afro Bells’ was very properly obtained by Gbeke’s followers, and was added to an editorial playlist on Audiomack and garnering greater than 5,000 streams. ‘Afro Bells’ deserves far more although – and so when Christmas comes round this 12 months, let’s be part of with Gbeke to make it a vacation traditional.
Each track and video are properly price taking part in time and again. The clip is full of stunning sentimentality, with Gbeke rocking a Santa go well with, in addition to sharing movies and images of her family and friends. She directed the video herself, and made positive her actions matched the lyrics. She even adorned her home to make sure the themes matched. The spotlight nonetheless have to be the candid kitchen scenes with Gbeke and her mom cooking jollof rice. Real love and group is in each scene, and we’re all right here for it!