Video Premiere: “Umbrella” by Wande Coal

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What’s life without love? Love can be the lifeline for everything from happiness to inspiration. Legendary Nigerian artist, Wande Coal taps into the joys of love for his latest single, “Umbrella.”

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“‘Umbrella’ is meant to celebrate love and how protective, special, and full of life it makes you feel,” explains Wande.

Co-written by Grammy nominated hitmaker Sak Pase (responsible for Rihanna's "Man Down," as well as "Who Gon Stop Me" and "Made in America" from Jay-Z and Kanye's Watch The Throne album) and Sean Kingston, the track is the second single released from EMPIRE’s afrobeat-centric compilation album Where We Come From (VOL. 1). The project also features the likes of Fireboy DML, Olamide, Black Sherif, Kizz Daniel and other renowned afrobeat artists.

Born in Lagos, Wande Coal has been crafting afropop gems for himself and others since the mid-2000s. Throughout his revered career, he’s tallied up more than 200 million streams with songs like “Iskaba” and “So Mi So.” This background has prepared the artist to casually drop off seamless records like the one we have on our hands today.

There's plenty of context backing the superior nature of this song; it comes from every angle. The writing, production, album it's featured on, and so on. This is truly a rare opportunity to consume some of the best afrobeats music out there right now.

It's not every day that you'll find a drop nearly as substantial as this one; there's purpose behind it, emotion woven into it, and it's hand-crafted by experts in their field, Wande Coal and Sak Pase. If you don't take a dive into this exciting drop today, you're missing out.

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