The official visuals of the song Sumilani by Zamora is out.
Sumilani is a word from the Kenyan coastal Mijikenda/ Midzichenda communities. “It’s used in all mijikenda ceremonies ie religious events, weddings etc,” Zamora told Verse5ve. “It’s like a form of greeting that can be roughly translated to mean attention. An elder will shout sumilani and the crowd will answer hae (sumilani’s reply is hae).”
Zamora visited a village and got his inspiration to write the song. “I was inspired to do the song after visiting a village in chonyi, kilifi county and experiencing the culture (music, way of life etc), and also from personal experiences,” he says. “Sumilani therefore is a song that celebrates African culture and also calls to attention to people who have been working hard to continue doing so without paying attention to any negativity and just wait on Gods timing!”
Sumilani is from Zamora’s debut Kaya Ep and is a mix up of urban trap with Mijikenda infused and Swahili languages. The video was done within Nairobi city and directed by King Otis.
Watch the video below:
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