Chiney Kiki, US-based musician of both Ghanaian and Jamaican descent has recorded her first Major collabo with Jupitar.
The song is an inspirational urban Afrobeats song. Both artistes did awesome with resonating lyrics and melodies.
Chiney Kiki gives credit to Abeiku Santana on who’s show she met Jupitar during a live band session on Okay FM.
The song’s motivation came from hearing the beat from ’tulapro’ hook came first, at first mumbling “mi a live my life today cuz I get no oda, work hard as much as play, set goals and achieve one afta di oda” simply was meant to be a hustlers anthem, encouraging to work hard for what you want, kick back and watch your seeds grow — Chiney Kiki explains.
Though it’s not her first collabo, she however admits that it’s her first released collaboration with a/an (Ghanaian) musician.
Editor’s Notes – about Chiney Kiki:
Meet Shaneak Whittingham aka CHINEY KIKI, the multitalented songwriter, singer, dancer, and creative director. Born in the USA and raised in Portmore, St. Catherine, Kiki was exposed to music and dance early on in life from her Jamaican lineage.
Her mother, a Jamaican, was a young entertainer who was a regular participant on the popular TV show ‘Ring Ding’, hosted by ‘Miss Lou’, who subsequently became a member of the legendary gospel group called ‘Grace Thrillers’. Her father hailed from western Africa, Ghana. Kiki’s multi-ethnic background fused with Jamaican, Ghanaian, Chinese and Indian, has shaped her into the multidimensional artist, she is today.
Chiney Kiki migrated back to the US when she was eleven and pursued music and singing. She began her music career as a backup vocalist for many popular artists. Chiney Kiki music influence from her early years comes from her immediate family, however, she is heavily influenced by artists like Dennis Brown, Garnett Silk, Beres Hammond, Bob Marley, Beyonce, Adele, Fantasia, and others. Kiki has been featured on many popular music platforms and magazines most notably IRIE Magazine and Reggaeville.com.
In May 2018, she toured her father’s homeland, Ghana, for 3 weeks, where she worked on collaborations with local Ghanaian artists Jah Lead, Jupitar, and D-City. She also shot the video for ‘Afrikan Woman’. Other accomplishments included live performances in Trinidad, USA, UK and Jamaica.
Kiki’s discography includes tracks like, ‘Liad’, ‘African Woman’, ‘Change’, ‘Revelation’, and ‘Your Love’, featuring ‘Torch’, have all enjoyed massive radio airplay in Europe and beyond. This international Reggae rising star is currently working on a EP to be released in 2020 entitled ‘Emotions’. She also has an upcoming tour planned for Europe and other territories.