Music of Friday, 22 January 2016
On her recent visit to the UK, Wiyaala, aka the “Lioness of Africa”, used the opportunity to shoot a stunning video for her song Leno, which is set to drop on the 1st of February.
“Leno” which means “This Place”, is set in a medieval woodland and has a historical feel. The song is inspired by the spirit of love and tells the story of a young man going about his business, when he hears an enchanting female voice coming from the forest. Bewitched by the song, he enters the forest in search of its source and comes face to face with a mysterious beautiful African woman with whom he falls in love at first sight. She leads him to “This Place” (Leno) and he experiences the overwhelming power of love.
On that screen kiss, Wiyaala refuses to be drawn, saying only, “if the story requires me to kiss on screen, then I’ll do it as a professional.”
The music video is a Djimba World Production, directed by Charlotte Appleton, shot entirely on location in East Yorkshire and in the historic city of York in the UK.
“Leno” drops on the 1st February and is the third single to be released from Wiyaala’s eponymous album
Here is a preview of the video: