Dennis Lloyd hooked on AfricaSunday, May 22, 2016
A RECENT trip to The Gambia revived a cultural awareness in British singer Dennis Lloyd. It inspired him to write the song Africa on which he teams with Capleton.
Produced by Errol Melbourne of Tama Music Productions, Africa was recently released. It is the lead track from My Journey, Lloyd’s third album which is scheduled for release this year.
Lloyd, born in the British Midlands town of West Bromwich to Jamaican parents, said Africa sums up his sense of roots.
"Where my bloodline runs from is more important than where I was actually born. I’m on a mission to show the massive where we’re from," he told the Jamaica Observer.
After writing the lyric and laying the initial tracks for Africa, Lloyd said a friend suggested he bring in a ‘name artiste’. They settled on fiery deejay Capleton.
Two weeks ago while Lloyd was in Kingston, Capleton recorded his part and also appears with him in the video.
Lloyd has been recording since 2007. His first album, In Too Deep, was released in 2011 while the second, For The Love Of You, came out in 2014.
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