Musical artist Adaeze today released the lyric video for her new single “Leh Me Teh”, which the artist herself describes as a “Barbadian term used to express the importance of the information that follows or precedes its usage.” Aside from the titular expression, the song also features other Barbadian sayings like “muh back broad” and “cheese on bread.” The video even features Adaeze dressed in all black performing in front of a blue wall and a yellow one.
In a statement to this publication, Adaeze said of the song:
“At the time the song was conceptualized, I had been experimenting with fusing Afro Caribbean sounds with Hip Hop. I wanted to further explore my sound in that direction! While playing the track over and over, the hook came to me. I honestly had no plans of releasing the song (yet)…or ever. It was just an idea among many other ideas. I was asked to feature at Honey Jam and wanted to test it out. The response was so great and so instant, that I immediately got in the studio to finish it. Independence Dae was a perfect dae because it’s the 1yr anniversary of my project Dae 1, and the song is undeniably Bajan! It’s a celebration of our dialect.”
As we said in our review of this year’s Honey Jam, testing out the song on the night “paid off in dividends” and “[t]he crowd response was phenomenal.” It’s no surprise that the audience was so receptive to the song. Aside from having an infectious hook, anyone who has seen her perform knows that she is captivating and energetic. She performed the song live again at the After Five Live event hosted by Gine On?! Magazine.
Listen to “Leh Me Teh” and watch the lyric video below.