Nonso Amadi, the globally acclaimed, Canada-based Nigerian singer, songwriter and producer whose triumphant return after a two-year hiatus was celebrated recently with the premiere of the lavish “Foreigner” music video, proudly follows up today with the YouTube Red Carpet video premiere of his latest track, “Different” featuring visionary R&B duo Majid Jordan.
Nonso describes “Different” as, “…the feeling you get when you meet a girl you like in a room filled with other beautiful women – and how she stands out from the rest and makes you want to chase after her.”
The catchy and vibrant record highlights the fusion of R&B and Afrobeats with fellow Toronto-based sensations Majid Jordan assisting Nonso on the single. Vocalist Majid Al Maskati expressed, “We started working with Nonso because we were fans of one another’s music. We connected during the pandemic and met at Noble Studios in Toronto. From there we just started making a bunch of music together. “Different” is one of those songs that feels different, is different, and brought us to Nigeria for the first time, where we experienced something different as well.”
When asked to recount the collaboration, Nonso stated, “I had an instant musical chemistry when I first met Majid & Jordan to work on songs. I found that every line I wrote, they would push me to go even further with it and be more descriptive in my words so as to paint a clear picture to the listener. Till this date I try to apply this movie-script-like method on every song. This was the case with “Different” and other songs we worked on.”
Photo: Nonso Amadi, photographed by TSE
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