Kenyan-born, Australian-based singer and rapper Elsy Wameyo has released the single “Nilotic”
Elsy is in control of her own sound. From her perfectly woven rap to slinking bassline accompanied by crisp shakers in this self-produced track, set to feature in her upcoming EP which is set for release in 2022.
Speaking a out the single, she said;
“Nilotic was inspired by my search for the missing link. I dug deep attempting to dismantle what the world had so cruelly constructed. With all my irritation, confusion and fury at issues like police brutality and racism affecting us all globally - I began to write out a game plan; claiming back what the enemy had stolen. My heart wept until it couldn’t anymore. But as I remembered our mothers, I didn’t dare to drop another tear. Who am I?"
Directed by Elsy herself and award-winning director Richard Coburn, the music video of “Nilotic” illustrates Elsy’s edge—an intersection of soul and rap.
Hailing from the Nilotic tribes of Kenya, Elsy proudly explores her self-identity in every release, while posing questions to heritage and the equity of societal structures. “Nilotic” is informed by Elsy’s upbringing in the Australian city of Adelaide, where she sang in church choirs from an early age.
Enunciated with confident energy, “Nilotic” tells the story of both Elsy sees the world and the spiritual journey she has taken to get here.