The self-proclaimed “alien” and Nigerian artist takes us behind the scenes on her new visuals for “Body Deep”.
At the end of last year, we became acquainted with Jennifer Ejoke, aka Wavy the Creator, the mysterious Nigerian artist with a penchant for extra-terrestrial theatrics and bubbling R&B tracks.
Now, she’s taken us behind the scenes on the visuals of her latest track, “Body Deep”, and the result is in-between shots, otherworldly ensembles as well as sketches Wavy drew up for the concepts.
We sat down with the artist and chatted about the music video…
Hey, what have you been up to since the last time we chatted at the end of last year?
Hey, i’m feeling very alien. I’ve been creating new music and working on my first possible collective project.
What is the song “Body Deep” about?
“Body Deep” is a feel good summer bop for the club or your favourite house party. I wanted to give my audience something different and unique from what I have put out in the past.
Where did you get the inspiration from?
The moment the beat came on I was inspired to write a song people could dance to. I was in Amsterdam when the track was recorded, and in the studio with the engineer, spanker (producer), my manager and a few other people. I heard the beat and immediately thought summer!
And in the video, what made you choose to set it in the year 2032?
The idea was to set the scene in the future, as an alien descending and landing on earth. Basically bringing that alien vibe to earth to party with humans.
What did you want to evoke with the video?
Freedom, uniqueness, difference and fun.
I read you get most of your stuff from markets in Ghana – what do you look for?
Well yes, recently I have been thrifting a lot in Ghana and I get the best finds. Looking for anything that stands out always, something i know is exclusive.
What do you love about the fashion over there?
It’s unique for sure. Down to the guys who ride the bikes everyone has a unique sense of style.
What did you have in mind when you were designing pieces for the music video?
Basically anything I wear is always an extension of who I am or what I represent. And I wanted each outfit to represent my alien character. Futuristic.
How would you describe your style?
Eccentric, distinctive, non-identical, unique to my moods and how I feel on that particular day.
What do you like performing in?
Depending on where i’m performing I think my outfits vary. I like to be comfortable also, so whatever is most comfortable for me to perform in.
Who were your style heroes growing up?
Prince, Sade, Michael Jackson, Teyana Taylor, Dennis Rodman, and so many others.
What’s next for you? What are you excited about?
I’ve been working a lot on new content, more music, collaborations in the fashion industry, my first ep and exploring other creative outlets.