(Los Angeles, CA – March 22, 2022) Famed poet and activist Maya Angelou once said “If one has courage, nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” This similar message of self love and recognizing your power is echoed throughout R&B songstress Sha’Leah Nikole‘s latest release “King Me.” On Friday, March 25th, the South Central, Los Angeles native will release her uplifting music video, directed by Nina Gloster (Issa Rae Presents: Rap Sh*t, Lee Daniels’ Star). Released during Women’s History Month, the “King Me” music video shows the artist dressed in various outfits: Elizabethan era styled royal garbs, a traditional African headwrap and silks as well as the Southern California staple look of a durag, gold jewelry and Dickies suit, signifying that royalty lives within us all regardless of where we come from.
The latest release from her anticipated sophomore EP, Work of heART, scheduled to be released on May 27th, the soulful R&B track gets a touch of hip-hop energy with the help of Grammy-nominated rapper D Smoke. Although he does not make an appearance in the music video, his empowering and encouraging words are projected onto the screen providing an additional layer to the music video.
Sha’Leah Nikole has had several unique opportunities to work and share countless stages with musical royalty, including Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Kanye West, Beyonce and Ledisi, to name a few. Now, the artist is gearing up to command a spotlight and stage of her own.
“King Me,” the powerful music video by Sha’Leah Nikole featuring D Smoke, will be available on March 25th! Also be sure to stream the single “King Me,” out now on major platforms.