The musical universe of the Evil Genius, also known as Mr Eazi, unfolds into a unique sensory experience with the captivating release of his new video for “Òròkórò.” This stunning collaboration with Grammy Award winner Angélique Kidjo and talented producer Kel-P takes listeners on an enchanting journey between Accra and Benin, blending afropop and world music.
Directed by filmmaker Thomas Leloup of the Minuit/Une collective, the video immerses viewers in a spiritual musical comedy filmed in Paris and the Fontainebleau Forest. The sumptuous guitar arrangements and vibrant percussion of ‘Òròkórò’ capture the essence of gratitude and divine blessings expressed in Yoruba, the native language of Mr Eazi and Angélique Kidjo.
The artistic direction, inspired by the traditional religion of West Africa, creates a ceremonial spectacle where music and dance intertwine in a profound celebration of heritage and art. The video showcases enchanting locations in Paris and pays homage to Angélique Kidjo’s birthplace in Benin, emphasizing the cultural significance of West Africa.
In this visual masterpiece, Mr Eazi embodies a prophet conveying his message of gratitude, while Angélique Kidjo reigns as a queen symbolizing strength and resilience. Meticulous cinematography creates a precise, almost painterly composition, blending expressionism with a natural aesthetic.
“Òròkórò” stands out as the fan-favorite track from the album The Evil Genius. This album marks Mr Eazi’s first official release after seven years at the forefront of afrobeats. Recorded across the globe, the album explores a musical spectrum ranging from afrobeats to folklore, with international collaborations and deep personal themes.
Mr Eazi’s innovative project also distinguishes itself through its visual artistic components, with 16 unique artworks accompanying each track on the album. This unprecedented fusion of art and music provides an immersive experience for listeners and art enthusiasts alike.
Eazi, the African star with 4 billion streams, is renowned for his afropop hits and international collaborations. As an entrepreneur and philanthropist, he has redefined the African music scene with an innovative approach.
“Òròkórò” and the album The Evil Genius embody Mr Eazi’s artistic evolution and boundless creativity, offering a transcendent musical and visual experience. The dazzling “Òròkórò” video is a powerful celebration of gratitude and heritage, inviting viewers to dive into the unique universe of Mr Eazi and Angélique Kidjo.
A captivating work that transcends cultural boundaries, leaving an indelible mark on the global musical landscape.
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