“She’s Leaving” was inspired by a relatable situation I feel like many of us go through when we have left love or when love has left us. I especially wanted to speak from a man’s perspective with a vulnerable approach that doesn’t shy away from expressing one’s feelings. Overall, the song and video unfolds as intricately as a thread in worn out clothing, only that in this case, the fabric unravelling is the relationship.” – Ayoinmotion
Nigerian-American artist Ayoinmotion walks us through the ups and downs of love and loss in relationships with the new video for his song, She’s Leaving featuring vocals by Edson Sean.
Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Ayo came to the U.S. at 14 and spent his formative years in Flint, Michigan. Initially, Ayo found his passion for the mic as a spoken word poet at 16, during his first year in college. Shortly after, he released “Nigerian Nightmare,” an album that serves as a tour de force in capturing the lyrical dexterity and vibrant energy that have become mainstays in his music.
Ayo’s progression as an artist has seen him evolve and embrace a diverse, multi-genre sound that he refers to as AFRO T.R.A.P (To Rebel Against Any Box Period). Heavily influenced by Fela Kuti, Kanye West, Nas, Tracy Chapman, and Bob Marley; Ayo merges hiphop, House and afrobeats in an eclectic mix that energizes crowds everywhere. As an ‘artivist’ (activist/artist), he has used his music and art to speak about injustice and provide a voice to those facing systemic challenges. Reflecting on his unique experiences growing up in Flint, he recently penned a passionate article for Huffington Post on the Flint water crisis and organised a concert to raise funds for those affected.
Watch the video below: