There are very few music videos with a defined cultural identity that literally stops you in your tracks, but the divinely retro visuals of Dyo’s Go All The Way is one that will make you sit on the edge and leave you yearning for more.
Directed by Mahaneela, the video proudly pays homage to the vintage photography of James Barnor, Malik Sidibė, Seydou Keïta and Samuel Fosso. It features intimate black-and-white portraiture, 70s props including monochrome radios and some seriously mega outfits.
The music video also features cameo appearances from several young African creatives such as Congolese artist Miles from Kinshasa – who are all photographed in stylish clothes before staged backdrops.
The song itself features Banku-pioneer – Mr Eazi and it is a shoulder-moving, slow-flowing bop.
According to the British-Nigerian born Dyo on the essence of shooting a retro video for a song that sees both artists singing suggestively about their lovers, she said;
Go All The Way is about crossing boundaries without limits.
I wanted to shoot a video that celebrated my heritage and it’s relationship to the arts.
Mahaneela put forward the idea of paying homage to iconic Malian 1960’s photographer Malik Sidibė and did and amazing job in bringing the concept to life.
Watch the video for “Go All The Way” below;