Nigeria’s Multi-platinum ‘Afro & B’ artist Darey has announced his anticipated return with new single ‘Jah Guide Me’, accompanied by a stunning official music video that dropped on 14th August on Livespot Entertainment.
Exploring the importance of hope and inspiration in these difficult times, ‘Jah Guide Me’ see’s Darey utilise a feel-good, relaxed production, filled with warm percussion and uplifting brass arrangements to bring his message to life that, even on a good day, everyone is looking to the higher powers who will help and guide us to a better and brighter future.
The striking visual, shot on location in Lagos and brought to life by Darey himself alongside director Mex Ossai, seeks to explore the vision of Africa from an African’s perspective. Showcasing the creativity and vibrance of the people, young and old amidst the stunning surroundings of the white sand and beaches Nigeria has to offer, the video see’s Darey guide us through sanctuaries to the fields and waters whilst encapsulating the essence and beauty of those from across the country.
“My latest single “Jah Guide Me”, represents a return to what I love best, creating and telling compelling stories that resonate with everyone” Darey explains. “The song comes at a critical period in our humanity where we have been reminded of just how fleeting life is and how supplication, prayer, spirituality, and the belief in a higher power often sees us asking for guidance as we navigate these tough times.” He said.
Also discussing the music video, Darey enthuses; “the approach is carefully styled and curated and exudes a vibe I term Afrofuturism. Edgy, cultural, cosmopolitan yet very relatable as it mirrors life for the ordinary person.”
The son of the legendary African Jazz Musician and entertainer Art Alade, Dare Art Alade, professionally known as Darey is a multiple award-winning singer, musician, songwriter, music producer, showstopper extraordinaire and entrepreneur. Since gaining exposure across Africa as runner up in the 2004 season of Music talent search reality TV show, Project Fame, Darey has made an indelible mark on the Nigerian and African music scene.
As a seasoned live performer, he has graced the stage alongside Beyoncé, Wizkid, Jay Z, Ciara, Cardi B, Burna Boy, Sean Paul, Usher, R Kelly, Akon, Lionel Richie and many more. His albums “From Me 2 U,” “unDAREYted,” and “Double Dare” have sold several million albums cumulatively and helped him amass millions of fans across Africa and the diaspora.
Also a creative entrepreneur, Darey is the co-founder of Livespot360, a 360º creative collective responsible for 2019’s Livespot X Festival which saw Darey bring Cardi B to Africa for the first time as she headlined across its Lagos and Accra events.
Following the success of the 2016 album ‘Naked’, Darey makes a triumphant return with ‘Jah Guide Me’, and proves to be the kind of musical escapism we need during these turbulent times.
‘Jah Guide Me’ was written and produced by Pheelz and Darey. Check the visuals below;