In the stripped down, percussion-heavy track, DELLA$IE gives us a reminder we all need through a popular pidgin phrase to live life to the fullest.
“‘Chop Life’ is a West African pidgin term which essentially means ‘to live life and enjoy yourself fully.’ The ‘Chop Life’ visual includes themes of love and afro-futurism. I was really inspired by the ‘Black Panther’ film and there are some subtle references to it in the visual,” DELLA$IE says
“I had the amazing opportunity to partner with Youtube Space in NYC where we produced and edited the project. There are quite a few themes, including some inspiration from Black Panther — but I like the viewers to enjoy their own interpretation. I’m so proud to be one of the many contemporary African artists changing the perception of African culture and all of our diverse experiences. Visibility matters. And as the late, great Fela once said—MUSIC IS THE WEAPON!”
DELLA$IE is working on an ambassadorship with the United Nations and a few other exciting prospects. I’d love to catch you up on what she’s been up to! Below is some more information about her ambassadorship amongst other things.
As you may know, Dellasie is a dedicated afro-futurist with a deep passion and mission of bringing pan-africanism, afrofuturism, and beauty diversity to the forefront of pop culture. She recently did a speech and performance at MICROSOFT NYC where she tackled these issues: