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By Entertainment Reporter / Published on Friday, 29 Sep 2017 17:04 PM / No Comments / 3974 views

29 September 2017

. . . Yemi Alade collabo complete

. . . Set for release at album launch

Jah Prayzah and Yemi Alade

JAH PRAYZAH will unveil two videos on October 13 during the official launch of his album, Kutonga Kwaro, at the HICC.

The videos, whose tracks are part of Kutonga Kwaro, were shot in Johannesburg on Friday last week and Monday with Joburg-based Nigerian producer, Godfather, in charge of both projects.

Scenes from Chengetedza shoot

Last Friday, Jah Prayzah spent the day at the famous Constitution Hill in Johannesburg, shooting the video for the track Chengetedza.

The Constitution Hill is a museum that tells the story of South Africa’s journey to democracy and a former prison and military fort that bears testament to South Africa’s turbulent past and also happens to be home to the country’s Constitutional Court.

Jah Prayzah said Chengetedza gave him room to come up with a flexible video script.

“It’s a song that I felt gave me many options for the video. The script, from my own thinking, will result in a very good video.”

Scenes from Chengetedza shoot

He however, ruled out a video album for Kutonga Kwaro or even the title track.

“The problem is that videos are now very expensive to produce if you are to maintain a certain standard and this restricts me from doing a video album. We might pick one or two more but not more than that because of the cost factor.”

Jah Prayzah returned home on Saturday morning for shows before returning to Johannesburg for the second video shoot.

He spent the whole of Monday shooting the video to the track, NZIYO YERUDO, a duet with Nigerian popstar, Yemi Eberechi Alade, who is best known for her 2014 hit single “Johnny”, which is approaching 77 million views on You Tube.

The audio version of Nziyo yerudo was done last week and produced by DJ Tamuka of JP Studios in Harare.

On the track, Yemi sings in Nigerian Pidgin while Jah Prayzah also added the lead guitar and saxophone.

The video’s script has Jah Prayzah daydreaming, imagining being in love with Yemi up to the time it dawns on him that it was just fantasy.

Jah Prayzah was overwhelmed by Yemi’s passion during the project.

“Her commitment to the project was unbelievable. She had the energy throughout the day and was always ready for the next thing. I feel honoured to have a celebrated artiste committing herself 100 percent to a song for my album. Her professionalism is high up there, she is very simple and very easy to work with.“

Jah Prayzah and Godfather

He revealed that the original idea had been to release the track later on but circumstances changed and the track will be on Kutonga Kwaro.

“This happened so fast and I have had to change and include it on the album. The original plan was to release it as a single later on. We sent her files and she put her voice, returned the files and we then met in studio in South Africa to polish up.”

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