Zakia Kunge releases Dance Tune ‘Electricity’
Zakia Kunge releases Afrobeat dance jam with an undeniable ‘ELECTRICITY’
The new single from Zakia Kunge is drenched in that electric feel of new love and is sure to make sparks fly! With help from prolific producer and close friend Slim Drumz, Zakia Kunge listened to a range of beats from the man himself and settled on the uptempo instrumental you hear in the final product. Zakia’s previous releases were focused in the realm of Afrosoul yet, given her hometown Accra, Ghana is renowned for its iconic Christmas parties & celebrations, she knew it was time to diversify her usual style to fill the West African dance floors with this huge club anthem. Taking just a mere 15 seconds to find her chorus hook after hearing the instrumental, ‘ELECTRICITY’ had on overtly straightforward & natural songwriting process as described by Zakia – ‘As I listened to this beat, the words sort of just flowed through me and unto the paper and I ended up writing about the effect my lover has on me,’ and the authenticity on this track is tangible. With catchy lines such as, ‘you are my true love, you are the one I want,’ and, ‘when you touch me, it’s like Electricity -this boy touches me and loves me and it feels like ELECTRICITY,’ the song perfectly encapsulates the rush, the butterflies, the excitement of love. Helping out on backing vocals was friend and talented singer Senario, which brought the song together into its final version. Accompanying the single is a superb music video in which Zakia flaunts her dancing skills; singing directly into the camera and addressing her love through the lens. ELECTRICITY is guaranteed to get you up on your feet and uncontrollably grooving along to the song’s rhythm – an unstoppable hit.
Hailing from the thriving hub of West Africa in Accra, Zakia Kunge is a multi-talented singer songwriter & performer who is out to carve a new pathway in the male-dominated Afrobeat industry. Her love for music was directly spouted from Celine Dion’s iconic magnum opus ‘My Heart Will Go On,’ as a 10-year old Zakia watched ‘Titanic’ in pure adoration and awe knowing one day, she would be a singer herself. From that moment, everything she has done has been to make her music dream come true. Her profound love for music was also inspired by frequent karaoke performances for family and friends, which built her confidence and gradually developed her unique musical prowess with vocals and melodies that are deeply rooted in the soul of her culturally enriched, Ghanian ancestry. Following her highschool years where she earned the deserved nickname ‘Aggrey Celine Dion,’ Zakia upped the stakes significantly and took advantage of Vodafone Ghana’s national stage to introduce her creative versatility and sound to the world through Vodafone Icons Talent Competition in which she finished impressively in the top 5 finalists. She debuted her music onto music platforms in 2015 with electronic hit ‘Too Late,’ and, following a short hiatus, returned in 2022 with two smashing singles preceding her December release. As one of Ghana’s most extraordinary and vibrant acts, Zakia Kunge, with a sound fusing feisty West African pop beats with soulful melodies to create a unique genre, is ready to explode onto the music scene and authenticate herself in the new crop of female artists challenging the masculine-normative nature of Afrobeat.