As BREIS prepares to drop his 4th studio album, he shares with us the Nneka assisted single “Wahala” alongside its colorful video. The track sees Breis in a reflective mode as he ponders on how life can throw you in for a loop at a very unexpected time.
Backed by a mellow, groovy reggae-tinged backdrop courtesy of legendary Brixton DJ and producer Keith Lawrence, BREIS gives us some stories and situations that often lead to wahala (which means trouble in the Nigerian pidgin English) as NNEKA adds her unique sonorous vocals throughout the song giving it a nice soulful feel.
For the visuals, BREIS heads to South Africa to linked up with director Vee Makausu to retell an age-old tale of ‘wahala’ by way of adultery, heartbreak, and violence.
Speaking about the inspiration behind his ‘Wahala’ single, BREIS says, “This was the first song I wrote in Nigerian Pidgin, it feels good to be able to finally share it. The take away from ‘Wahala’ is that everybody has some sort of wahala to deal with, be smart in how you respond to it. The lockdown has affected different people in different ways, some have lost loved ones, businesses have folded, people have had to reassess their relationships, and for some, mental health has been a problem. In the midst of all of these things, how we respond is key”.
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