Hot on the heels of her smash hit premiere single, ”Lemonade”, fast-rising Nigerian talent and Aristokrat Records’ singing sensation Ria Sean, who has been buzzing in the Nigerian underground for a while, releases brilliant new visuals to her sophomore single ”Moneybag”.
While ‘Lemonade’ was a melodic sound that beautifully spoke of the ups and downs of relationships, ‘Moneybag” is the complete opposite where the fiesty artist is all about getting her paper. These two sounds, different in every way, are a part of the talented singer’s unique sound; a fusion of Afropop, R&B with Lo-Fi undertones; a clear testimony of her musical influences that include world-renowned artists Brandy, Chris Brown, Frank Ocean, to mention a few.
Known by many as a vocal powerhouse and recognised for her uncanny ability to tell gripping stories through her songs, “Moneybag” is a go-getter anthem dedicated to every young woman who is hustling out there to get her ‘paper up’. Produced by Dehveen and mixed by the grammy-nominated TMXO, the single is given life by the brilliant director, TG Omori who transformed this clip into an action flick theme with Ria unveiling a different side to her sound style.
Shot in Lagos Island and Ikoyi, this video ushers us into the Ria Sean’s colourful visual universe where we see her express herself as different characters which represent her different sides. Creating magic with this visual by telling Ria’s story in the most professional way possible incorporating unconventional movie-style themes instead of a regular performance type video, the story of this single is beautifully told. Styled by Ella, ‘the Queen’ as her record label calls her, is an excellent piece of work. Exciting and full of positive energy, Ria Sean’s ‘ginger’ is infectious and gets you bobbing to the sound you hear and the visuals you see clearly engaging her audiences along the way.
Following the release of her first single ‘Lemonade’ which gained massive traction, cementing a place for her in the industry, “Moneybag” will validate Ria’s place further in the music industry and give some insight into the versatility expected from her in the near future. If you think you already know Ria’s sound, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by ”Moneybag”; the Aristokrat Records queen’s first single from her debut EP, “FLUID”, set for release later in the year, which contains six tracks. In this EP, we see a natural brilliance that shows the versatility of this singer/songwriter who shares her musical fluidity with music lovers through engaging sounds from different genres.