“Gonto” comes alive on stage as Ibejii releases this beautifully crafted cinematographic video experience in support of his beautifully produced song of the same name.
Starring some of Nollywood’s finest, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, Christian Paul, Ruby Akubueze and Emmanuel Osahor – “Gonto” was shot live on stage at Terra Kulture Lagos, and features scenes from an as yet unnamed, unannounced and highly anticipated movie by Ibejii.
“Gonto”, an afro-orchestral anthem that takes the listener on a journey that captures the insensitivity of the powerful but also the daring of a new generation of believers, is a June 11, 2021 release of the highly celebrated, British/ Nigerian afro-soul artiste, Ibejii.
A reputed storyteller, poet, thinker, and romantic, Ibejii’s essence is a fine balance of ‘Taiye Kehin’, the physical and the transcendent, timeworn and timeless. Ibejii’s sound is a fine blend of African vibes and international sound; a unique blend of storytelling.
Coming off his as yet unannounced 5th project, “Gonto” recounts the victory of tiny masquerades in the face of a selfish big masquerade that will not let other voices rise. “Gonto” is Ibejii’s celebration of the ultimate victory of ordinary people over those who oppress and silence us.
Watch the video below: