East African Gem Victoria Kimani releases “Spirit Animal”, her 4th album & arguably her best work to date.
She effortlessly fuses AfroPop, R&B & Afrobeats to create another Pan Afric body of work featuring Artists & Producers from every corner of the African continent, Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, Tanzania & Nigeria.
Victoria’s Spirit Animal is the Zebra, not the king of the jungle, but definitely very special, the zebra’s attributes include Balance, freedom, Individuality, Community, Stamina, Uniqueness & Endurance which is exactly the energy Kimani pulled from in order to complete every aspect of this album.
The story behind the intense journey to create a Pan-Afric/Global sounding album such as “Spirit Animal” Could only have been guided through the Spirit & Empowered to persevere & push through the day to day “African struggles” , the global Pandemic & Life changing lessons, All while dancing through it all.
The Album features both African music Veterans & buzzing Newcomers such as Ghana’s Kidi who has been topping the charts across the continent with hits such as “Say Cheese” & a tick tock fan fave, “Touch It”, their collaboration “Long Distance” is already a playlist must have.
Nigeria’s Bella Shmurda is easily top 5 most exciting new artists in Nigeria, he shuts it down on club banger “Gimme Money”.
One of Africa’s Biggest Female artists, Yemi Alade also features on the dancefloor shaking “Spider” ( The fun concept of the spider dance came when Yemi Alade was supporting Kimani’s Country wide Kenyan tour in 2018 )
Davido’s DMW signed artist “Peruzzi” features on ” I called ” a nostalgic Afropop classic, fusing Swahili, English & Pidjin.
One of Kenya’s most Popular boy Bands, H_Art The Band serenade in Swahili on “Champion Lover”.
South Africa’s undeniable Amapiano wave is also present in “Pole pole” Meaning “Slowly, Slowly” in Swahili, encouraging her fans to take it one day at a time when working towards success, And “Roses” which features powerful vocals from Amapiano star Lady Du & Bittersoul on the production.
Victoria Kimani soars solo on “Remedy” the visuals showcase her Kikuyu culture & country music influence on Kenyan fashion.
“Most Wanted” & “Fire Dancer” are both Stand Out genre defining records with crossover appeal for sure, Kimani’s signature R&B / Afro Pop vibes shine through here.
“Diamonds” features South African rap star “Priddy Ugly” who offers his untouchable word play to the confidence boosting record.
Victoria Kimani continues to put Kenya on the global map with yet another classic body of work. NOW AVAILABLE ON ALL DIGITAL PLATFORMS.
“REMEDY” Official Music Video:
“Spirit Animal” is distributed by Benin City Entertainment in partnership with AWAL, a Sony Music Entertainment company.
Kindly find Album Artwork & Tracklist attached, as well as high res Promo images for your convenience. Photo credit: Tintseh ( @Tintseh on socials )