After releasing the audio for “Mr Man”, Kanibeatz is back with the video featuring Nigerian heavyweights Teni ‘the Entertainer’ and Joeboy.
Splitting his time between London and Lagos, KaniBeatz kicks things off earlier this year with his eagerly anticipated track ‘Ma Lo’ featuring Brandz and Mista Silva. In his music Kani drew from UK influences with a particular perspective and worldview, resulting in a wholly unique style.
‘Mr Man’ carries a meaningful undertone of women’s rights. Kani’s inspiration for the track coming in part from his work with disadvantaged women in Bouake, Côte D’Ivoire through his own foundation. “A lot of music these days tend to objectify women. This song is bringing a different perspective and is putting the ball in the woman’s court instead of vice versa as she tries to find her perfect Man” he explained.
Setting the scene with undulating synth chords and lush layered percussion, Teni opens up “Mr Man” with an emotive refrain immediately bringing to mind the distinctive afrobeats sound of Nigeria. As the track progresses the production unfurls with a technicolored sound-palette, while Joeboy and Teni trade verses back and forth, detailing a tale of female empowerment with a passionate tone.
From starting his own record label to building a recording studio, Kani is currently working on his debut EP.