The Grammy-award winning music group: Morgan Heritage and East Africa’s “Rolls Royce Musician” and MTV EMA Winner Diamond Platinumz are ready to make history once again! This time, alongside Ghanaian BET award-winner and Dancehall King: Stonebwoy. On Friday October 19th, Morgan Heritage will be releasing “Africa Jamaica”—the lead single off their upcoming album set for release in 2019.
Morgan Heritage flew all the way to Ghana, West Africa to shoot the anticipated music video music video, directed by Jordan Hoechlin and Morgan Heritage, with Stonebwoy and Diamond. On their way to Ghana Morgan Heritage also filmed some scenes in Cape Verde. Last time Morgan Heritage and Diamond released their first collaboration it garnered more than 1 Million YouTube views in 24 hours. An official statement from Morgan Heritage touted the video as a “Must watch!” Adding, “Make sure you see what we have to offer the world!”
Comprising Mojo, Peetah and Gramps; Morgan Heritage is very optimistic that this mega African collaboration will resonate exceptionally well with their music fans in Africa as well as the Caribbean. While in the process also uniting East and West Africa, they are scoring another historical feat by filming “Africa Jamaica” music video in Ghana. In deed their mission to build a stronger African and Caribbean connect through music is coming together! Ghanaian music gem Stonebwoy and Sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest recording artist of the moment from Tanzania, Diamond Platnumz asserted this, as they shared promo teasers across Africa, in preparation of the big release day.
“Africa Jamaica” was first recorded a day after the 60th GRAMMY, where their last studio album Avrakedabra was nominated for Best Reggae Album, Awards earlier on this year. The Iconic Reggae Super Group had paid a visit to their long-time friend and multi GRAMMY Award winning super producer Jerry Wonda at Platinum Recording Studio in New York. It is where the idea of the song and video to unite sounds from Africa and the Caribbean through powerful music and cultural crossings came along.