ESTÈRE ‘Tokoloshe’ (feat. RAIZA BIZA)

Following the release of her critically-acclaimed My Design, On Others Lives in April this year, ESTÈRE teams up with the poetically tongued NZ/ Rwandan MC RAIZA BIZA, to take on the myth of an infamous figure in cross-continental African folklore, the ‘Tokoloshe’.

In this first song produced and mixed by ESTÈRE for another artist, RAIZA masterfully creates an intense feeling of unease in his verses, provoked by the ‘Tokoloshe’ as a lurking presence and dark metaphor for festering fear and anxiety.

This is an ode to reclaiming power over your thoughts, your identity and your sense of self, even when you feel the presence of the Tokoloshe hiding in the shadows.

Creating the ‘Tokoloshe’ video was a true exercise in long distance collaboration, with parts of it shot in both London and Auckland, and brought together with the editing skills of talented director Connor Pritchard.

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