Everything starts as a dream. The Africa Dreaming Series on Channel O in Africa is about celebrating personalities across the continent that make us proud to be African. From musicians to soccer players, film makers to fashion designers catch them all living the dream on Africa Dreaming. Goapele shares hers with us.Africa Dreaming-Goapele
Goapele, known for her enviable bone structure and sultry voice, is a top-shelf goddess. “Play,” from her forthcoming album Break of Dawn, is a very quick way to take your thoughts from afternoon grind to late night slow wind. In this rework, Dun and Rich of Los Rakas give it to us in Spanish over a subterranean bassline while Goapele breathily croons, This is what I’m dying to do. We’re in too. Los Rakas’ new EP, Chancletas y Camisetas Bordada is out now.
The video, which was directed by John Mazyck and Dahveed of Detail Shoppe, was shot in a graphic black and white. It showcases Goapele in a glamorous, high fashion themed setting that gives both an evocative and sensual visual to the pillow talk vibe of the song.
Goapele sings the Prince written Sinead O’Connor song “Nothing Compares 2 U” over Kanye’s “Runaway” beat.
Whosane, who you should remember from his feature on the Mos Def x Ski Beatz track “Taxi,” is readying the release of his LP, Black Diamond. The album will be comprised of a 4 part series. Today we get a sample of the first part, Spirit + Soul…