Recording Academy® voting member, Tito Da.Fire releases his third definitive studio album, ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS (OSG) September 23, 2022 The 12-track album released via Grindiin Records/Next Music SA. spotlights Tito Da Fire’s socio-cultural and political consciousness after his last studio album ‘One Kiss’. OSG features a slew of compelling global collaborations including Grammy Award Winners Wouter Kellerman, Mixing and Mastering legend Bill Hare, Spoken Word Poet Bunmi Africa, Selma, Sharnor, Aizbag and Ryan E. Peters an eight year-old lyricist.
In Tito Da.Fire’s words: “OSG is a Global African Anthem, a theme of hope and expression beyond borders, cultures and colors”.
The album tells Tito Da.Fire’s compelling story of NIGHALI (Nigeria, Ghana and Liberia). Tito Da.Fire coined that name as a metaphor for non-violent Pan-African liberation through Music, Cultural and Economic Empowerment. It is themed around the historical concept of rising ‘On the Shoulders Of Giants’, which tells his personal story of rising through uprisings in Liberia, to Nigeria (his father’s birth Country), to become a consistent Voice out of Nigeria. Importantly, the album reminds the culture that, “while we all call out oppression, we have to come with clean hands”.
The Album’s sonic direction boasts of Afro-fusion, Afrobeats, World Music, Reggae-fusion, Afro-pop, and R&B influences, with lead single, ‘One Day’ released on July 29, 2022, while ‘Abibeji’ (February 2022) and ‘Kokoro’ (August 2021). Production and recording took place across five countries, namely Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Germany and the United States, between 2021 and 2022, in several recording studios.
Listen to the album HERE: