Nigerian artist, producer, and DJ Sarz has joined forces with Grammy-nominated artist Asake and rap heavyweight Gunna to deliver their latest track, “Happiness”
This joy-infused anthem, the second single from Sarz’s highly anticipated 2024 album, seamlessly merges the rich sounds of African and hip-hop music, resulting in a rhythmic masterpiece. Perfectly timed for reflections on the past year and the dawn of a new one, “Happiness” sets an exuberant tone for the upcoming festivities.
Directed by the talented Edgar Esteves, the accompanying music video captures a cross-generational spectacle of genuine happiness. A palette of vibrant colors, natural elements, melodic whistle tones, and scenes featuring clouds, ladybugs, and dancing, paired with thoughtfully curated fashion styling, collectively form visuals that encapsulate the pure essence of joy.
“Happiness” adds another remarkable piece to Sarz’s musical collection, solidifying Afrobeats’ standing on the global stage and promoting collaboration among artists from diverse backgrounds. In a statement about the collaboration, Sarz remarked “With ‘Happiness,’ I aimed to craft more than just a song—it’s a symphony of joy that transcends borders. Collaborating with Asake and Gunna allowed us to tastefully blend genres, creating a rhythmic masterpiece. This track is a celebration of unity, cultural diversity, and the universal language of happiness.
I’m excited for the world to experience the joyous fusion we’ve created.” Asake also shared his thoughts on being an integral part of this highly anticipated collaboration. “Happiness is one of the most important things in life one can ever wish for. A lot of people pay so much for it while others get it for free. Creating a song that could fit in both worlds was magical, and I’m glad I teamed up with Sarz and Gunna to make this a reality. I hope as you listen, you will enjoy and experience true happiness in everything you do as much as we enjoyed creating this masterpiece.”
Renowned for producing hits for major artists including Beyonce, Wizkid, Chris Brown, and Drake, “Happiness” not only celebrates Sarz’s musical journey but also underscores his influential role in shaping a new musical landscape and contributing to the global rise of Nigerian music, seamlessly blending with various genres.