In the space of a few weeks, Teeklef drops another video titled “Last night in Paris”. The video looks like it was shot outside the USA. Teeklef is definitely up to something in 2020 and it will be a matter of time before we found out. There has been a number of collaborations with acts outside of the USA and content from outside the USA in 2019 and we hope the Indiana based artist can keep up the trend in 2020.
Last night in Paris is a mix of Afrobeat and R&B something that Teeklef terms “Afropop”. The video features Sweedish model Sophia Clintestedt Smith. The Nigerian artist remains one of the leading musicians in Indianapolis USA.
Nigeria-raised, Indianapolis-based R&B artist Teeklef released the AfroPop EP on April 26th. Following Singles ‘Calling’ and ‘Want It’, the singer/producer has been on a world tour promoting his newest project. Entitled Afropop, the EP embraces the elements of Afrobeat and pop music that have influenced Teeklef’s process.
In 2018, following a long-awaited return trip to his birthplace of Lagos, Nigeria, Teeklef returned to the studio energized. He began writing and recording what would be the beginning of a series of EPs, which reflect the diversity of cultures that make up Teeklef as a musician and as a human.
‘Calling’, a song that flows from memories of driving the streets of Lagos at night, starts the EP. ‘Feel Like’ expresses his relationship with the hometown he has
been away from for years. ‘Want It’, the 3rd single, brings a turn in the artist’s attitude, and ‘I’m Ready’ brings us to a catharsis.
Teeklef is embracing both his homes, Africa and America, and his multiple musical influences. Sonically, it merges the sounds of Afrobeat and Hip-hop, and lyrically it flips between Pidgin, Igbo, Yoruba and English. A second chapter, AfroSoul, is planned for later this year.
The AfroPop EP is available on 4/26/19 via HipNavi Sound.