‘MAJESTY’, as featured by 1883 Magazine, is the exciting new single from Swiss Nigerian songstress COCO BENSON and Nigerian super producer SHIZZI, whose production credits include working with Beyonce, Wizkid, Davido, Chris Brown and Meek Mill among others. Written by Coco, Shizzi and Parker Ighile (Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande), the infectious summer-ready afrohouse track is the long-awaited comeback single from Coco Benson, and it is taken from her upcoming debut EP, executive produced by Shizzi, titled Here We Go Again.
With Shizzi providing the lush afrohouse musical backdrop, ‘Majesty’ is not just a superb return to form for Coco Benson, but it is the perfect dancefloor filler and soundtrack for the upcoming sun-kissed summer and festival season. For the accompanying royal-themed music video, Coco collaborated with visual director Mickey Johnson, creative director Ganyo Bi Dindin and choreographer Nela, in Accra in Ghana to bring the track further to life, showcase the majesty of women, and to highlight how women should be treated as Queens.
Speaking about the inspiration behind ‘Majesty’, Coco Benson says, “Women do it all, women are the backbone to a lot of great things, and this track pays homage to women and speaks to empowering women. I wanted to create a song that every woman or girl could relate to, we are all ‘Majesty’ to someone and it’s something to embrace. This track has my two favourite elements – the house and soulful music vibes, and once Shizzi added his magic finger touches and some amapiano sensibilities, we knew this song would turn out to be a timeless record”.
Born in Michigan in the US and raised in Zurich in Switzerland and now based in Atlanta, Coco Benson is the granddaughter of Nigerian highlife legend Bobby Benson, and first burst onto the African music scene in 2014 with a string of hit singles, including ‘They Call Me Coco’ and a modern reworking of her grandfather’s breakthrough hit ‘Taxi Driver’, which put her on the map as one to watch across Africa. In 2015, she would step away from music to take care of her family, but with the start of a new decade, she is back to her first love and making her way to centre stage.
Her co-pilot on this new single and executive producer of her upcoming EP is none other than her husband Shizzi. The award-winning Nigerian producer has crafted some of the biggest afrobeats hit records from the past ten years, including ‘Dami Duro’ and ‘Gobe’ by Davido, ‘Show You The Money’ by Wizkid, and ‘Who You Epp’ by Olamide, among others. Together, Coco Benson and Shizzi are cooking up some of the best collaborations of 2021, starting with their brand new single ‘Majesty’ and culminating in Coco’s upcoming EP Here We Go Again.
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