Sofie and Deborah team up on catchy new tune “We Dey”
LA-based Ghanaian singer, songwriter, and producer Sofie has released her latest afrobeats single titled “We Dey”.
Produced by Sofie herself and featuring Ghanaian afropop star and celebrity sister Deborah, “We Dey” arrived in time for Detty December, and accompanied by a colourful and vibrant music video that was shot on location in Accra, Ghana.
The infectious afrobeats song is driven by exciting Ghanaian rhythms and melodies that sees Sofie exploring the experience of living young and fast in one of Africa’s great cities, Accra.
With Sofie and Sister Deborah’s voices blending beautifully with the energetic afrobeats bass and drums, the soundscape of “We Dey” paints a colourful musical picture, paired with illustrative lyrics that will take both fans and critics on an incredible journey as they listen to the lush offering. The glorious lyrics speak for themselves and portray the fun essence of Sofie and Sister Deborah, while the accompanying visuals, directed by Onasis Gaisie, bring those same lyrics and that essence further to life by capturing the very magic of living young and free in Accra.
Speaking about the inspiration behind the “We Dey” video and how it came about, Sofie says, “this is an amazing representation of the beautiful youth in Accra paving the way forward and building our own futures through creativity. The exciting feelings of the song come alive with the music video and are displayed colourfully within the vibrant visuals, the glorious outfits, the awesome skater girls, and our set design. My friends and family also feature as cameos in the video, and they helped create an undeniable warm energy with the entire visual experience”.
Raised between Ghana and the UK, Sofie’s soulful R&B driven sound crosses borders, and with “We Dey”, she is firmly embracing her Ghanaian roots by fusing West African instrumentation, rhythms, and melodies into her sonic repertoire. Having recently graduated from Berklee College of Music, some of Sofie’s early career highlights include releasing two acclaimed EPs, playing the main stage at Ghana’s Chalewote Festival, performing at the African Diaspora Homecoming Gala, opening for the Afrobeats to the World concert in New York’s Times Square.