‘Tonight’ is the fourth track housed under Smallgod’s sophomore album ‘Connecting The Dots’ and it features award-winning Ghanaian songstress Efya along with WES7AR 22 and Kofi Mole.
Speaking on the creative process behind this song, Smallgod said;
“Efya first dropped the hook and the rap verses followed. She set the tone for the lyrics. Here she is singing in Twi and the song is about being intimate with your lover. The hook translates to, ‘Dig deeper in me tonight’. Adult music. 22 is a Nigerian artist and a special kid. Kofi Mole is one of the young guys who is unique in his own way and something very original about him. His deliveries in Twi are always super dope and relatable and they’re fused with lots of humour. Nigerian and Ghanaians are more or less siblings. Highlife started from the roots of Ghana and was transported through E.T Mensah and the likes to Nigeria. Fela came to study it and then transport it to Nigeria and create something special now called Afrobeat. It’s amazing the synergy we have as countries with two other countries between us; it’s special.
Listen to ‘Tonight’ below.
About Connecting The Dots
A year after the release of his first album Building Bridges in 2021, Ghanaian music entrepreneur–turned–artist Smallgod returns with a follow-up that expands on his stated desire to lay out the latticework of collaborations and kinship that underpins the ever-evolving genre of Afro-pop.
While Building Bridges cast a wide net over the many artists Smallgod has worked with over the course of his fifteen-year career, Connecting the Dots, released in 2022, focuses on emerging artists whose success is dismantling old hierarchies thanks to democratic avenues for recording, releasing, and promoting music.
They require the platform as well. They, too, require encouragement. Smallgod tells Apple Music that the musicians he chose for his sophomore album also require applause. ‘I’m like a ship that they can utilize to reach wherever they want to go.’ We all have the same dream: to bring Africa to the rest of the world.’
The new approach also applies to the album’s up-and-coming producers, all of whom blend autonomy with collaboration: ‘Ninety percent of the time I play a beat for an artist I think they’ll like,’ Smallgod says with the assurance that only love and experience can provide.