Kwitee set to tell his story with Shadows
Multi talented and versatile Afro Jazz Trumpeter and recording artiste, Kwitee is set to release his debut album which happens to be a jazz album titled Shadows in April
The exclusive album listening concert, Shadows hold at the upscale center, LH PRIVE located at 39F, Rumens Road at Ikoyi, Lagos.
When Kwitee whose real name is Okwi Godwin, conceived the idea of a jazz album, all he wanted to do was tell a story that casts a reflective light on his journey through life vis-a-vis the lessons, his passion for music and the trumpet as an instrument of beautiful emotions. With the album set for release, Kwitee is gunning for the attention of the world to convey this narrative.
According to Kwitee, “Shadows” is a 12 track classic and soul serenading jazz album
consisting of original compositions aside from “Salute to Marley”, a remake of “Redemption
song”, a tribute to reggae icon Bob Marley. The album touches on a multitude of ideas and
moods with an enjoyable combination of styles ranging from classical, afro/highlife jazz,
soul to smooth and contemporary jazz. Above all, Shadows, according to Kwitee, tells a
story of love for life, men and nature, hope and perseverance while not forsaking the
African roots and its ideals.
To tell an incredible story, Kwitte enlists OC Omofuma and Spanish soul singer, Celeste
Shaw among others while Brilliant, Signet, Bassiq and Emma Ekpo take production honors.
In over 6 years since Kwitee broke out in the music and jazz scene,he has meticulously
changed the popular notion of a trumpeter, churned out gorgeous compositions, and
established a niche for himself as a master alchemist of pleasurable art everywhere he
Kwitee is well-known in Nigerian entertainment circles and beyond, having collaborated
with a number of renowned performers like Dr. Ron Kenoly, Lionel Peterson, Tiwa Savage,
Wande Coal, Patoranking, Simi, Johnny Drille, Brymo, and others. Tee Mac Iseli, a famous
award-winning flutist and composer, appeared on his first EP “Don’t Quit,” which was released in 2018.
When it is released, it shall undoubtedly be told across hills, valleys and plains that
Kwitee’s “Shadows” is a masterpiece; a beguiling and blissful reflection of the many complexities of Kwitee’s remarkable genius and craftsmanship.