Kenyan hit makers and Africa’s Best Group, Sauti Sol, feature Nigerian queen of pop, Tiwa Savage, in new single ‘Girl Next Door’. Following the success of ‘Melanin’, this Maleek Berry- produced track laced in Polycarp’s renowned fancy guitar riffs is the second single off Sauti Sol’s LP titled ‘Afrikan Sauce’.
The song was composed by Sauti Sol, mixed and mastered by Supersonic Africa, written and performed by Sauti Sol and Tiwa Savage, co-written by the phenomenal female rapper, Fena Gitu from Kenya.
Sauti Sol Featuring Tiwa Savage – Girl Next Door
GIRL NEXT DOOR is a wavy sound into the new year- revolving around a love story between a guy and a girl on the same block (Bienaime and Tiwa). The music video was shot in Lagos, Nigeria and directed by Unlimited LA.
Tiwa Savage speaks on her first collaboration with Sauti Sol: “It’s been such an honor to work with of Sauti Sol as I have been a big fan of their work since their first album ‘MWANZO’ back in 2008,” adding, “I am looking forward to us performing GIRL NEXT DOOR live in Kenya in the near future.” Sauti Sol echo Tiwa’s sentiments: “We love this jam so much! We’ve been eying Tiwa Savage for years and we’ve always wanted to work with her. The collabo was seamless and everything we anticipated it be.
In 2018, Sauti Sol is unveiling a song each month off the AFRIKAN SAUCE LP. In November 2017, they released MELANIN featuring Patoranking – a mega hit which has surpassed 4.6 Million YouTube views in just one month. MELANIN has been voted among Africa’s best songs of 2017 by Okay Africa, among other publications.
Afrikan Sauce LP is Sauti Sol’s fifth major studio project and a follow up to the LIVE AND DIE IN AFRIKA album. This is a collaborative project that features diverse African heavyweight music acts from across the continent. The compositions are a fusion of neo-pop vibes & rich African sounds that speak truth to what love, life & Africa is.
Sauti Sol Africa’s biggest music group this decade. The award-winning afro-pop group from Kenya won several awards for being the Best Group in Africa and have been nominated countless times. They include the MTV Africa Music Awards, MTV EMAs, BET Awards, Sound city MVP Awards and AFRIMA.
Tiwa Savage is a top Nigerian songstress celebrated for her perfect fusion of afro beats, R&B and pop. Her mega hits including KELE KELE, ALL OVER and MA LO, and her signing to recognized labels: Mavin Records and Roc Nation have cemented her musical presence across the globe. Tiwa is also a stellar songwriter having written songs for numerous international artistes including Chrisette Michele. She currently has a songwriting deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. She’s got two music albums to date: ONCE UPON A TIME (2013) and R.E.D (2015). Her acclaimed awards are drawn from top ceremonies including MTV Africa Music Awards, The Headies Awards, Channel O Music Video Awards, Nigeria Music Video Awards and City People Entertainment Awards, among others.