A couple of days ago, Denola Grey released a video that quickly went viral. The video was his version of hit song “Don’t Rain On My Parade“.
In a new post on his Instagram page, Denola Grey has now shared the inspiration for the video which was co-produced by him and Immanuel Anosike.
Two months ago, I woke up in a cold sweat, at 2 am, with this strong desire to create visuals for a song that has been a huge part of my life for 10 years. I finally understood the lyrics and it became my fuel to live my truth after a tumultuous start to 2019.
He also thanked his friends for coming together to help him make his dream a reality:
I want to start by saying a huge thank you to Immanuel Anosike (@_withani ). Immanuel, you pushed me to fight for my dream and you were with me every step of the way. Literal blood, sweat and almost a few tears.
You are hands down the most resourceful and thoughtful human ever. I love you deep.
Joel Tariebi (@tariebi.joel.visuals )! From our first meeting in Shiro, when it was a mere concept, to seeing it build up into the magic that it is today. I’m utterly amazed at how kind and diligent you have been. We’ve both never done anything like this before. See what we did! I’m proud of you! Started from Ig ! Thank you to your amazing team as well!
@nonsobassey you are such a star! Thank you for lending me your voice and your time. Those notes aren’t easy. Thank you for helping me out ??♥️✨.
@sonic.dot.boom_ , @demibanwo@acupofmikey , I love you so deep. Thank you for everything you do for me. ??✨.
Floyd Igbo (@floydweirdsurname) , you marshaled everyone and put your all into helping me choreograph this. Thank you for taking this seriously, for being a true creative✨✨.
To the lovely family of Craft Gourmet (@wearecraftgourmet ),
Caverton Helicopters thank you for allowing us in your space and taking a chance on us.
MUA: @lailacadne Thank you for bringing my vision to life. You are universe sent ✨
To all my friends that agreed to come in and help me on this journey. From the dancing to
the long rehearsal times.. I can’t thank you enough!
Thank you to everyone who has shared, tweeted and posted. Please keep sharing. Let the world see what we can do in Nigeria!
Watch the video below.