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Somi Shares the Silky Music Video for ‘Ginger Me Slowly’ #WomensHistoryMonth

Z Weg | okayafrica.com   in  · · ·
March 12, 2015

New York-based Ugandan/Rwandan singer Somi recently released the silky music video for “Ginger Me Slowly,” her latest single off last year’s The Lagos Music Salon LP. Shot by South African director Kyle Lewis in Cape Town, the black-and-white visuals feature profile shots of Somi asking her lover for romance and warmth while showing the couple united in a hug, soft keys and drums supporting them. Speaking via e-mail with Okayafrica, Somi explains:What do you think?

“I heard the expression “to ginger someone” when I first got to Lagos, Nigeria a few years ago. It means to spice someone up in order to make them feel good. Being a love song, I wanted the video for “Ginger Me Slowly” to feel both intimate and artful. I also wanted to do it in a non-literal way that made one think about how nuance hides in minimalism…

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