Nakupenda Pia

“I never knew I would actually live in my dream. I remember when Damian Marley released Half Way Tree –  that album changed my life; and now to be shooting a scene from my video at the Clock in the middle of the famous Half Way Tree, that’s a dream come true for me.” Wyre commented as he reflected on his experiences in Jamaica.

He had flown thousands of miles from his home in Nairobi, Kenya for the shooting of the music video for his collaboration with Reggae songbird Alaine – Nakupenda Pia. En route, he was awarded the Best New Reggae Artiste by the International Reggae and World Music Awards.

“I’m really excited about this song and the video. Love the concept of two souls on a journey. It’s my first collab with an artist from Africa, and Wyre is so talented. So I look forward to how it turns out and actually performing it in Kenya!” Alaine shared with us as she readied for the shoot.

Nakupenda Pia shows Wyre going on a journey from Kenya to Jamaica to find his Empress, Alaine. Simultaneously, we see two indigenous spirits of each land also journeying to find each other. It is a tale of two souls on a journey to become one. The chant ‘Nakupenda Pia’  is Swahili for I Love You too.


Project Details

  • Director: Nisha Rebel
  • Post-Production: DSE

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