Adekunle Gold's Kelegbe Megbe is Artsy & Stylish Afro-Pop Fusion
Evan Dale // June 25, 2019
Amidst an international focus on burgeoning Afro-pop and emerging afro-futurism, Nigerian veteran Adekunle Gold balances them both. A vivid new video in film for a classic afrobeat jam, Kalegbe Megbe finds itself tight roping the stylistic and epochal boundaries that are pushing West Africa’s artistic influence – musically, fashionably, and cinematographically – into worldview.
The track itself: a mellow, uplifting set of Golden vocals dancing in and out of classical drum patterns and experimental horns.
The video: confident braggadocio in the form of ultimate stylistic risk taking seeing our protagonist and his many friends exhibiting Nigeria’s most desirable and inspirational fashion trends underneath the guise of muted film.
The result: pinnacle West African cultural renaissance taking the region’s unparalleled creative past and granting it the modernity and future it has always deserved.