Making her return to the highly competitive market as a mother of two (twins) and wife to professional footballer André Gray, Leigh-Anne headed to the Mother Land in her video for ‘My Love’ to sing about being her partner’s home and kingdom. With a vocal contribution to the track to further cement its message of “celebrating self-love and embracing incredible power”, the Beninese-born Nigerian shooting star Ayra Starr intelligently croons about the hold she has a hold on a man—fiending like an addict.
Of mixed race and Barbadian and Jamaican ancestry, in the Meji Alabi direction, the ‘Don’t Say Love’ singer decides on Africa’s busiest city to show us her millions of fans the intriguing rich cultures in Nigeria through its bold fashion and choreography. With a little under one million monthly listeners on Spotify—stemming from her Little Mix days as an English pop star first introduced to us through her audition on The X Factor in 2011—and what seems to be a new energy and direction for her career, it’s only a matter of time before Pinnock’s “rehatching” leads to her being a mega solo artist and she wins over more music fans. Hear the Magicsticks (Asake) produced banger below.