Darkovibes X Davido
- “Je M’appelle” – a summer vibe/power collab.
- Music video, an invitation to party.
- Darkovibe: Backstory.
- A history of hit collabs.
Coming through hard for summer 2020/2021 is the power music collab between Darkovibes and Davido. “Je M’appelle” (My Name Is), is an infectious party anthem that showcases the very best of contemporary sound elements from Ghana and Nigeria.
On “Je M’appelle”, Nigerian Afrobeats superstar Davido and Ghanaian singer/songwriter/fashionista, Darkovibes, exchange verses over a high-pitched synth beat and fuzzy percussion that rolls into a steamy melody. The two artists then drop in a catchy French chorus, sure to galvanize any dancefloor.
It’s an invitation to party, African style, and in the music video, directed by Jay Vertex., Darkovibes and Davido drip traditional Ghanaian attire in a moment that is sublimely Afro-pop cool.
Darkovibes’ ascendent in the African Music scene is bolstered by his multi-talented repertoire. He is a singer and songwriter, especially known for his creative and experimental approach to blending highlife, hip hop, and rap.
No stranger to imaginative and power collaborations, Darkovibes has teamed up before to drop hits with the likes of Ghanaian hiplife duo, R2bees, hip hop star Joey B and producer Kuvie, and Nigerian producers Pheelz and Vacs.
Darkovibes (born Paul Nii Amu Andrew Darko) also carries major street “fashion” cred. In 2017, he was one among a few others picked by Vogue Magazine UK to describe his distinctive style in music and fashion at Ghana’s annual art and culture festival, ‘Chalewote’.
His fashion sense is decidedly unique and bold. Using Ghanaian fashion and its bright colours & prints as the base line, he adds expressive, coloured hairstyles, designer side bags and fashion elements from the 80’s.
Certainly, Darkovibes’ collab with Davido puts him on our list to watch, along with a huge helping of Afro cool.
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