Watch : Fatoumata Diawara’s Beautiful Performance on A COLORS SHOW
Malian, Grammy-nominated artist, musician, and actress Fatoumata Diawara has been universally praised as one of Africa’s most trailblazing and outspoken voices. Fatoumata Diawara has worked with many contemporary musicians, including Bobby Womack, Herbie Hancock and Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca, whom she accompanied on tour.
Her first album Fatou was awarded No.1 album 2011 in the world music charts, where it remained for 6 months. It was also given No.1 in several end-of-year album polls including The Times and Mojo. She has also composed and performed the lead song for Timbuktu’s soundtrack.
The award-winning artist took to the colors set to perform an emotive rendition of her 2018 song “Nterini,” from her Grammy-nominated album Fenfo. Nterini’ (which means “my love / my confidant”) tells the story of a migrant, and evokes the sorrow felt by two lovers separated by distance. It includes the lyrics, ‘My love has gone far away’, ‘And may never come back’, ‘He may never come back’ and ‘What am I to do?
Colors Studio has released a roll of impressive performances by African artists in the last month. South African Hip-hop/Pop Artist Sho Madjozi performed her track on the show, Nigerian songstress Tiwa Savage appeared on the show just last week while British-Ghanaian artist Kojey Radical also delivered a memorable performance recently.
Watch Fatoumata Diawara’s stunning performance below.