Following the release of his Internationally acclaimed ‘Anloga Junction’ album, Ghanaian Afropop, dancehall and reggae singer, Stonebwoy releases his first single ‘Activate’ with global Afro-Pop star, Davido.
Produced by Mix Master Garzy, ‘ACTIVATE’ was recorded in Accra, Ghana when Davido went for a weekend visit; and the music video was shot 24 hours later. The Ghanaian vocal powerhouse shares that his inspiration behind the song is ”to ACTIVATE positive energy, to ACTIVATE love and to ACTIVATE the dancefloor, but to also see the combination of Afrobeats and Dancehall take over the world”.
This he does successfully in the visual to this banger which opens with a cheesy banter between the two celebrated artistes amidst fun, pomp and a good time among friends. Davido introduces the song with the question ‘Wetin I go do for you to make you get out of my mind’; to which, Stonebwoy responds ‘Omoge you activate me, you de calculate me, you de activate me’.
Shot in house party style at the Safari Hills Resort, Ghana, the ‘Activate’ visual escalates into a colourful celebration of the beauty of the African woman. The interaction between the artistes is genuine and it is obvious they had a great time creating this magical blend of dancehall and Afro-pop; an instant hit, that would most likely be put on replay.
Davido’s ad-libs warms the heart and shows his evolution as an artiste and stonebwoy’s energy in spitting his dancehall lines boast of a never-ending creativity. The explosive coming together of these two music greats, each in their individual genre, makes this sound a masterpiece.
Directed by the award-winning Yaw Skyface, who activates life into the audio of this feel-good rhythmic jam dedicated to the lovers and the ladies.
The audio and visual for ”ACTIVATE” is out today, December 4, 2020, and is available for download and streaming on all digital platforms.