Benga star Aceda in a collabo with Jamaican songstress Etana
Fresh from acting in one of the best acclaimed plays, Jesus Christ Superstar, Dan Aceda is back with a new single.
Popular known as The Crown Prince of Benga, the musician crossed the seas to do a collabo, Look To You, with Jamaican songstress Shauna McKenzie better known as Etana.
The song is wonderfully crafted and arranged with a melody which allows the soaring vocals of Etana to shine through.
“It’s always interesting working with someone from another country. There’s a vibe. I introduce them to my culture and they introduce me to theirs although we may be already known in our areas,” Etana said in a statement.
Aceda’s own performance in the song is as soulful and emotional as he’s ever been. It’s evidence of his voice’s exponential growth since his last record and how his soulful smooth style merges with Etana’s power.
On his part Aceda said: “I have always admired Etana and really followed her music. So I wanted to work with her for a long time. My team reached out to her and sent her the demos and her team got back. We sealed the deal when she was here earlier this year.”
The song was recorded in both Nairobi and Jamaica and mixed and mastered to the highest international standards. The video was also shot in multiple locations in both Kenya and Jamaica and was directed by award-winning Kenyan filmmaker Robby Bresson.
It features work by Jamaican filmmaker Mykal Cushnie who has worked with other superstars such as Sean Paul, Popcaan and others. The final cut and sync was done by prolific Kenyan outfit Team Mistari.
The song is the lead single off Aceda’s upcoming album and is immediately available on all digital outlets for streaming and download worldwide including Itunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, TIDAL and many others.