Stonebwoy – Manodzi Ft Angelique Kidjo Official Video Mp4.
Stonebwoy, the Grammy-nominated and multi-award-winning Ghanaian dancehall sensation, has released his most prestigious video to date for his brand new track “Manodzi,” which features 5x Grammy Award-winning vocalist Angélique Kidjo.
Directed by Ghanaian filmmaker, director, and cinematographer Yaw Skyface, the video was shot on location at the palatial Chateaux Bouffémont in the Bouffémont commune in France.
The chateaux, which dates back to 1860, serves as the perfect background for the video’s sweeping beginning, setting the stage for the authentic African royal experience going place within its walls.
The video conveys the theme of the song “Manodzi” effectively. Stonebwoy refers to this tune as the “root” of his 5th Dimension album, and it is appropriately placed towards the end of the track listing.
But it also has a deeper message about where Stonebwoy believes he is going in life, and he encourages listeners to find solace in that meaning.
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The song simply implies “keeping on” while striving for one’s goals. “I call it the last, but not least track on the album,” he says, because its upbeat message reminds listeners of where they came from and where they’re going—and working with Angélique Kidjo has been a goal of Stonebwoy’s since the beginning of his career.
“It was an honor to work with Ms. Kidjo,” he admits politely. “She is like a mother to me and Africa at large.” Kidjo is a multi-talented singer, actor, and activist noted for her vastly different approach to African rhythms.
She stretched farther with “Manodzi,” singing vocals in the Ewe language, which is not her native tongue.
It’s also her first film in a language other than her own tongue, which admirers find particularly moving.
The internet has exploded with adoration for the single, with social platforms and reaction videos dubbing it Stonebwoy’s most spiritual track to yet, demonstrating that the cooperation resonates with listeners of all languages.
Stonebwoy’s video is without a doubt one of the best cinematic experiences he has created in his career. Produced by Casey Kobia in London, the team and actors went above and beyond to create one of the best African music videos to date.
It gives the impression that Stonebwoy is assuming his rightful place among African music industry giants, and with Ms. Kidjo appearing in the video beside him, it is the ideal conclusion of years of dreams and hard work paying off.