In April, British artist Alana Maria shared her spanking new video for ‘Chargie’ featuring United Kingdom’s burgeoning Afropop singer Midas the Jagaban. Have you ever been in love and didn’t want the deep, mysterious feeling to end? That’s what the Meeks & Frost direction shows.
At the start of the story, Maria’s beau comes to pick her up in a white convertible, and they are heavy on the PDA throughout the ride. Suddenly, the car breaks down or overheats, and the story continues with her at a party with friends. Jagaban is there and is completely covered in branded baklava as she performs her verse. ‘Chargie’ is the lighthearted Summertime fun vibe we all need after a rough Summerless 2020.
Maria shared that she was “working on a chorus for another artist that didn’t go into production about the song’s creation.” She was inspired by a track on Nines’ album called ‘Ringaling’, and the “emotional production” [of the record] caught her attention. Suddenly, the vehicle breaks down or overheats, and the love story picks up at a party, where
Watch the clean video below directed by Meeks & Frost (Pa Salieu, Shaybo) and produced by Mike Brainchild, who has worked with Kojo Funds and Rebecca Garton.
If you’re hearing about Alana Maria for the first time, here are some quick facts about her. She is nineteen years old, born and raised in West London, famous on social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok, collaborated with Kranium in 2020 on ‘My Heart’, and is on her way to cementing herself as a rising star.