Watch the 'Labelled Human' music video below!

50+ creatives are featured in this 'single-shot' music video.

We’ve all been labelled something, but we’re all #LabelledHuman

ONE OF OUR MOST EXCITING COLLABORATIONS EVER!

The ‘Labelled Human’ music video is a collaboration with an eclectic group of young musicians: Clef & Bandana; Bakhita; Sogallo and Caleb, with production by Phinoshey.

‘Labelled Human’ is a movement that unites humans through our differences and similarities. #LabelledHuman invites us all to share what we’ve been labelled, providing a platform for release and further understanding of those around us.

People from all walks of life came together under the theme ‘Design is for Everyone’ for a week of jam sessions, mural painting and design activities during Nairobi Design Week 2020. The music video showcases the basketball court restoration, murals, community exhibition, ‘The Urban Residency’, and accessibility features created during the festival. The project will be published in its entirety as a case study called ‘Paint The Court’, to inspire other communities to collaborate and create impact.

The video premiered on YouTube, and the song will be distributed across all major streaming platforms. Get involved NOW on IG, FB, TikTok & Twitter!

LYRICS 🎶

At the end of the day
We’re all just labelled human
Learn from our mistakes
Capable of change

At the end of the day
We’re all just labelled human
Learn from our mistakes
Capable of change

Tunasonga mbele 
Tunaenda wote 
Tunasonga mbele
Tunasonga mbele

Why can’t we relate, yet we all be same?
It’s tearing us to pieces
For how we perceive this
We could not be tamed
If we just made the change
’cause at the end of the day we’re just labelled human!

At the end of the day
We’re all just labelled human
Learn from our mistakes
Capable of change

Tunasonga mbele (Labelled human)
Tunaenda wote
Tunasonga mbele  (Labelled human)
Tunasonga mbele

Voices so profound, I think I might renounce, reality, this sound etching deeper, finding Freedom in this self, endless passion, endless wealth, transcendent light in our spiritual rehlm, fluid purple energy, knowledge from life’s water well. 

Kissing love and I had to tell,Kissing life and I had to tell

A label ninasaka
What do I call my name
Ninachase hizi answers
And will I take the name
Ha’wasee wanataja
Wakicall the name
Of this guy baking stanzas
Something they do freely
Coz labels are free
But labels ain’t deep enough
To be who you be
So ata ka waitika
Majina wanaita
You don’t need a label to be
We’re all human

Fighter Gene
Genetic deep
Renegade never been afraid
Dragon fire my breath

Melt away the fears, Rises off the spear, douse away 
A symbol for hope
Don’t despair
Rise your head up high
To the sky we gaze
And follow in the light
As we shine this path
Labelled human

“I want people to make this a global anthem… feel the lyrics coz the artists were singing from the soul.”

Phinoshey, Producer

“I hope people appreciate it as much as we loved making it!"

Rango, Director

"There’s such power in creatives coming together.”

Naitiemu, Art Director

"I'd weger [sic] it will soon find its way into many a music lovers playlist.”

Gennevieve Awino, Business Daily Africa

The video will premiere on YouTube, and the song will be distributed across all major streaming platforms.

Get involved NOW on IG, FB, TikTok & Twitter! 

Ways To Get Involved:

🎭#Labelledhuman Challenge: How Will You Reveal Your Labels?

🎹Remixes (Stems To Be Released)

🎶Make your own covers of the song & video📱

Share this page or any other links listed with #LabelledHuman. It’s a huge help in spreading the message to as many people as possible!

Tune In Live On Youtube And Instagram with the musicians & team!

Press Release Can Be Found Here.

CREDITS

 

ROLE

NAME

  

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Adrian Jankowiak

DIRECTED BY

Rango M

PRODUCER

Phinoshey

ART DIRECTOR

Naitiemu

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Fred Warui

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Fuad Mbigi

  

MUSICIANS

Clef & Bandana (Steve Mwangi, Marvin Maina, Fidelis Makau, Kevin Mburu, Kubo Felix)

 

Bakhita

 

Sogallo

 

Caleb

LEAD CHOREOGRAPHER

Mani Mungai

ANIMATORS

Izzy Mboe

 

Rawson Masoud

  

GAFFER/ WRANGLER

Isaac Awene

ASSISTANT CAMERA

Ben Kiilu

  

SKATEBOARDING SOCIETY OF KENYA

 

SECRETARY

Adam Yawe

SKATEBOARDERS

Antoinette

 

Antony Mwangi

 

Brian Korir

 

Dennis Kipkoech

 

Ernest Wangui

 

Junior Gheshohe

 

Kevin Mandara

 

Richard Okongo

 

Robert Floka

  

ROLLERSKATERS

 

TEAM LEADER

Jesse Otumba

 

Boaz Ndemo

 

Daniel Musunji

 

Haile Vernon

 

Jimmy Omondi

 

Julius Nyerere

 

Keith Wafula

 

Kevin Kiarie

 

Mike Mulwa

 

Oxoon Onyang’

  

DANCERS

Antonate Aiko

 

Collo Phobia

 

Jean Karen Aiko

 

Seise Bagbo

MURALISTS

Afrorenaissance Collective (Chela, Sogallo, Caleb, Swift, Native Nairobi)

 

Quotmie

 

Muchira Muraguri

 

Ernest Wangui

 

Humans Of Nairobi Design Week

BASKETBALLERS

Duncan Mwendwa

 

Kiama Mburu

 

Byrone Ochieng’

 

Wilberforce Odhiambo

 

Joseph Mburu

 

Leone Oduor

NAIROBI DESIGN WEEK 2020 EXHIBITORS

 

THE URBAN RESIDENCY

Farhia Elmoge, Kashyap Gohel, Grishon Ngare

FACE-ING URBAN AFRICA

Aisha Mugo & Matri-Archi

BLIND PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT

Curated by Alejandra Loreto. Photography by Brian Waguma & Leticia Bouwer

ADAPTIVE CLOTHING FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

Wanjiku Murigi (Hisi Studio)

THE Y’RIMU COLLECTION

Wairimu Mwangi

THE THINGS THAT WE DO

Neon Studios & 98 Crafted

GREAT POTENTIAL AFRICAN YOUTHS (GPAY)

Mercy Wanjiru & Team

ARTISTS

Afrorenaissance Collective

 

Andre_be_crae

 

BSQ Crew

 

Kanana Designs

 

Quotmie

‘AFRO-STICKERS’ EMOJIS

Red_ceo

  

AUDIO RECORDED AT

MGM Studios Kenya

 

Aeipath Studios

SPECIAL THANKS TO

Management & Tenants At 209 Statehouse Road, Nairobi (the venue)

AND

 

NAIROBI DESIGN WEEK 2020 PARTNERS

Sandstorm Kenya

Kenya Lighting Industries

Sendy

Pace Africa

Kara Kana

Photomagic Studio

RefuSHE

BuildHer

BuildX

SafeBoda

Beyond Hoops Africa

Pop Up & Chill

Design Kenya Society

Free Mind Sessions

Lava Latte

ArtsThread

Design Students Association

ASMO Kenya

Matri-Archi

Amar Construction

Skateboarding Society of Kenya

NDW2020 TEAM

Alinda, Jay Vins & the NDW2020 volunteers!

  

LABELLED HUMAN CONCEPT BY

Adrian Jankowiak & David Stretton-Downes

REFUGEE NATION FLAG DESIGN

Yara Said

LABELLED HUMAN PARTNERS

Better Shelter, RefuSHE, Sandstorm Kenya, Vidan Lawnes, Makers Unite, Salwa Foundation, Nairobi Design Week

  
  
  
 

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