[Video] Uchechi Emelonye – Little Black Bird « tooXclusive
Singer, instrumentalist, writer, and composer Uchechi Emelonye stuns with her debut single “Little Black Bird”, jointly produced by 3 budding Nigerian music producers.
As a child that schooled in the Republic of Macedonia when her family was the only black family in the country and where, despite the diverse nationalities of pupils in her school, she was still the only black girl, “Little Black Bird’ is a song meant for young black girls all over the world.”LBB” details the struggles of growing up as a black girl, as well as learning to grow to love oneself as a black girl.
The song is one of empowerment because the underlining message is that a black girl is beautiful, smart, can be anything she wants to be, and do anything she puts her mind to. The song used the metaphor of ‘bird’ because it is a colloquial way of referring to girls, but most importantly because birds can be fragile, particularly when they are young, just as girls are as they develop, but can also be powerful as eagles if protected to full maturity.
The song arrives with a cinematic visual directed by Sesan. Check on it!
“Some people have lives; some people have music” – John Green
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