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NIGERIA’S R&B AND AFROBEATS PRINCESS KONSTANCE RETURNS WITH CAPTIVATING NEW SINGLE ‘MY HEART’

After closing out last year with her ‘No Time’ collaboration with legendary producer Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins, which was one of the standout songs on the official soundtrack to the award-winning 2023 film adaptation of The Color Purple, 19-year-old Nigerian R&B and afrobeats princess KONSTANCE is excited to unveil her brand new single titled ‘MY HEART’. Set for release on June 28 via Bankulli Entertainment, the label imprint of Beyonce and Kanye West collaborator Bankulli, ‘My Heart’ is the first taste of Konstance’s highly anticipated debut EP In The Beginning arriving later this year.

 

Written and composed by Konstance in collaboration with rising afrobeats sensation Majeeed (Tiwa Savage, Joeboy, BNXN) who also guest vocals on the track, ‘My Heart’ is a captivating R&B and afrobeats fusion track that tugs at the heartstring with heartfelt lyrics and resonant songwriting that brilliantly capture the essence of young love, and the emotional longings of hopeless romantics. Sonically, the track is underpinned by beautiful vocal performances from Konstance and Majeeed, as well as lush R&B melodies that are complemented by vibrant afrobeats and dancehall sensibilities.

 

Singing in English, Pidgin, and Yoruba, and exuding remarkable chemistry, Konstance and Majeeed wear their hearts on their sleeves in resounding fashion, with the 19-year-old Konstance showing an extraordinary artistry that far surpasses her young age, and Majeeed reminding listeners just why he is one of afrobeats finest new voices. ‘My Heart’ also comes with a music video directed by BushboyMachiavelli (Ayra Starr, Bella Shmurda, Oxlade) and shot on location in Lagos, which perfectly complements the song’s narrative of young love, and brings the track further to life.

 

Speaking about the inspiration behind ‘My Heart’, Konstance says, “This is one of my favourite songs have recorded so far. Because it’s a love song, I’m sure people will be wondering if ‘My Heart’ is from a personal experience. The song is about giving your heart up for love, and although I have never been in love, I’m saying if I do give my heart up for love, I hope I won’t get hurt. Hence the line ‘if I give you my heart, dakun ma je ko fo’, which means ‘if I give you my heart, please don’t break it’, and putting Majeeed on the song was the best idea. I mean what’s a love song without Majeeed!”

 

Konstance’s rise to prominence has been nothing short of spectacular since her debut last year with the breakout single ‘Melo’. Her undeniable talents earned her the Breakthrough Talent prize at the 2023 Silverbird Awards, and she also comes co-signed by industry heavyweights like Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, and Kizz Daniel. Internationally, her collaboration with the legendary Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins was featured in the 2023 movie-musical The Color Purple, and more recently, Konstance has been cast in the Idris Elba-directed film Dust To Dream, alongside British pop icon Seal.

 

MORE ABOUT KONSTANCE

 

At just 19 years old, Konstance is already making waves in the African music scene, all while balancing her studies at the storied Lagos State University. Her musical journey took a transformative turn when she earned a coveted spot among the top 10 finalists on Nigerian Idol 2023. Her performances on the show left audiences mesmerized, showcasing a captivating vocal range that combines celestial harmonies with an enchanting appeal and profound soulfulness. Konstance’s sound is driven by her passion and authenticity that have resonated deeply with listeners across the continent.

 

Hailing from the vibrant city of Lagos, Konstance’s musical journey started at a young age, but it is her mesmerizing voice that has quickly garnered recent attention, leading her to earn recognition from notable figures in the global music industry, including Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Oxlade, and Kizz Daniel. Amidst a music industry filled with commodified pop acts and formulaic arrangements, Konstance stands out as a refreshing anomaly, bringing a unique blend of R&B and afrobeats to the forefront, as she paves the way for a bright future in the music industry.

 

Under the tutelage of Grammy Award-nominated musician and industry stalwart Bankulli, who has underscored her potential for greatness, Konstance burst onto the scene last year with ‘Melo’ and ‘For You’, highlighting her distinctive and vibrant musical style, and displaying a penmanship and artistry beyond her years. Both singles have already amassed over three million plays online, and saw the rising star win the prestigious Silverbird Breakthrough Award last year. As 2024 nears its halfway point, Konstance continues to solidify her position as one of Nigeria’s most promising new talents.

 

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Written by joseph ofori

Singer, Songwriter, blogger, lover of the creative arts.

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