Sonic tandems are the in thing in the Nigerian music industry these days, with various groups challenging norms with their unions and sidelining the dictates of the mainstream. The dynamic duo consisting of singer, Chinar, and producer, Tesla out of Lagos, Nigeria, formally called AfroShop, brings a diverse combination of rich African sounds to birth a rare Afro-fusion perspective that makes them as unique as bands like them come. This perspective armed with an understanding of the creative process of Afro-futurism and its practice with inspiration from their indigenous roots, inspires their latest, Long Time Ago.
A cacophony of rousing sounds, Long Time Ago is an Afro-fusion gem that expresses intimacy and is inspired by real-life age-long convictions of unreciprocated love. The unique body of work rich in unconventional blends of African and urban storytelling creates a soundscape of nostalgic expressions of love and passion that mere words cannot do justice to.
Being the band’s debut single, they aim to bring a magic touch to the way we perceive music, while on their journey to music evolution.