Ghanaian rapper, Kwesi Arthur has disclosed that his latest single featuring Kofi Mole dubbed, “Nirvana”, characterizes his view about Heaven, “the Promise Land”.
In a recent interview with Y107.9 FM’s Kojo Manuel on the Dryve of Your Lyfe, the “Grind Day” hitmaker disclosed that he was intentional in narrating his journey through life and his focus on reaching the promised land.
To bring into reality the concept, Kwesi Arthur indicated that his crew led by Ghanaian director, David Duncan had to visit some historic landmarks in Ghana and as usual represent the hood, Tema in the visuals.
“Nirvana is describing Heaven and that moment we were trying to capture what Heaven is for us. So we tried going to the hills and we took Shai Hills which has some beautiful view. That was captured in the beginning of the video. Some of the videos were also shot in Tema Community 3, where we had some flats and you know that’s like where we grew up. So we had to rep the city. The video was mostly David Duncan’s idea,” he shared.
According to him, what stood out for him was the experience he had during the video shoot at a location at Kokrobite. For him, the serenity of the venue “blew his mind”.
“I sent him the song, explained to him what it’s about and he just pulled that off. We had to cross a lagoon at Kokrobite to this whole other beach which looked really nice and of course a very beautiful location.”
“I’ve never been there and it blew my mind. It was a very clean beach after the lagoon and we had to shoot some videos there. Despite what we went through to get the job done I feel like we got what we wanted to put out there and that’s all shouts to David Duncan of Pirate Films,” he added.
The “Son of Jacob” hitmaker, having thrilled patrons in Europe for the past few months, is currently in Ghana promoting his latest release “Nirvana”.
He recently released the video for the song on YouTube which is currently making waves online.
By: Jude Tackie