Back in 2015
EA Wave were so fortunate to collaborate with Jojo Abot back at the end of 2015, and it really helped cement their work as a collective. It was at the start of the AFRI-NA-LADI project, a multimedia workshop featuring collaborations between some of Africa’s underground artists in Kenya. The project was curated by Jojo and this song and video (shot on a phone) were just one of the results.
Notes from Jojo Abot’s soundcloud
Recorded in Kenya, Mega Kpenu Nao meaning Let it shame you not, is a song that marks the beginning of the AFRI-NA-LADI multimedia workshop happening in Kenya (December 2015 – March,2016) Curated by Jojo Abot
The track features the sounds of Kenyan DJ/Producer collective, EAST AFRICAN WAVE. A Nairobi based musical collective consisting of Nu Fvnk, Jinku, Ukweli, Hiribae and Mvroe with a goal to challenge existing perceptions of what African music and art is.
Sample Credit – Missy Elliot (Work It)
Directed by Jojo Abot
Cinematography Jojo Abot, Ukweli
Music Produced by Jojo Abot + EA WAVE