By Colleta Dewa
Johannesburg – Senegalese-American RnB star Akon says he is thrilled to have worked with “Jerusalema” hit-maker Master KG of South Africa on a new collaboration titled “Shine Your Light”.
The song also features another big industry name, David Guetta.
On his social media accounts this week, Akon enthused: “Proud to announce my collaboration with Master KG and David Guetta. Unite the world with love, stay safe and Shine Your Light!”
Combining uplifting lyricism, exuberant Afro-house rhythms and sun-kissed vibes, the new track is a song which gives the world a fresh shot of jubilation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Master KG said he was excited to work with megastars like Akon and David Guetta.
In the week that “Jerusalema” reached an impressive 400 million views online, Master KG said: “I’m so excited I’m dropping a brand new song with two amazing legends, David Guetta and Akon, at midnight and at the same time Jerusalema just reached 400 million views on YouTube. What a time to be alive!”
David Guetta, like Akon, hyped the new release said, “I am thrilled to have been able to collaborate with Master KG, and I’m so pleased to get to work with my long-time friend Akon again! My hope is that ‘Shine Your Light’ brings joy to listeners around the world as we join each other on the dance floor once again.”
Meanwhile, Akon is forging ahead with his plans to build another futuristic city following an earlier similar venture in which he secured funding to the tune of US$6 billion for a development in Senegal.
The new city will be built in Uganda, where the government has allotted a square mile of land for Akon City II.