Ethiopian songstress Wayna releases “Amazing,” a reggae and hip hop-infused song produced by DC-based beatmaker SlimKat78 and mixed by multi-Grammy award winning engineer Russell Elevado (D’Angelo, Angelique Kido).
Shot in Ethiopia by director Elias Wondemu (Mehari Brothers, Fikreaddis Nekatibeb), the video for “Amazing” tells a story of new love set in the streets of Addis Ababa, where Wayna spent three months living and performing this year. The city’s massively developing urban and suburban communities were a fitting backdrop. “I wanted to capture a day in the life of a young person thriving in Addis — where they might live or go to unwind, or how they might fall in love. We often see love stories told in the context of cities like New York or Paris,” says Wayna. “This is a testament to the beauty and growth of Addis Ababa, which has its own unique personality.”