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There's so much I wish you could've been here for this year. 3 years go by so fast. We miss you Zana 🖤

My big sister
Twin sister to look at
You know the nurse thought I was older than you
If you were awake you would have laughed
I did, on your behalf
But the sound was hollow and rude.

This version of you wont be the face of my memories
I'll remember you the way that you should be
Vibrant and proud
unapologetically loud
Standing tall and bold above me.

Walking with your head high,
I never saw you cry until that first time
When the pain was too much
Realising we'd run out the clock
And time was no longer on our side.

My big, bold, beautiful sister
You make me walk taller every day
I'll always have needed you longer
But the time we had bonded us stronger
Than we were yesterday
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For everyone who's been asking about the music video...I've postee an update: www.ngaiomusic.com/music-video-update
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I am so incredibly disappointed that it's come to this and was wishing there would be a different outcome but I've been updated that Magnus Magugu from Tab Media has deleted all my footage out of spite despite being paid. Trying to salvage the mess that was sent over but it will take a while. .
I couldn't have imagined a worse experience. This will be rectified eventually but until then, I want to publically apologize to everyone who donated their time to be a part of this video.
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If you see anything on his socials regarding his 'work' on the video, please know he does not have permission in any way shape or form.
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Feels like I've come out the other side of a total whirlwind! I hadn't let myself realise quite how nervous I was about releasing #Blackbird and now it's out I feel lighter.
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I've never been able to write music that doesn't come from the heart but it can make you feel vulnerable. The whole weekend I've been bursting into happy tears, so utterly relieved.
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I can't wait to share the EP now but til then take a listen to #Blackbird and let me know what you think. Streaming now via the bio link & on @saffronrecords 🧡
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Huge shout outs to @leannejxxxx who did this gorgeous make up and @charleywilliamsphoto on 📸
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#blackbird #blackgirlmagic #female #empowered #femaleempowerment #political #politicalmusic #longform #felakuti #portisthead #african #triphop #mixedrace #mixedculture #dualheritage #harmony #singer #vocalist #black #british #blackbritish
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"If a Blackbird falls out of the sky, did we lie?"
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I knew I wanted the cover of this single to be drawn by the incredible @jasmineshanice123 from the second I met with her at @arnolfiniarts and fell into the mixed race conversation.
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It's one that is never far from the surface and runs deeply through common stories and mutual experiences.
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I've been a fan of Jazz's work for a long time and it was important to me to have a black woman design this. She's gone beyond the brief with this illustration, it's perfect.
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From the beautiful facial detail to the splash of colour to the birds. I described them as wanting to nod to #banksy - who I respect so highly for the way he makes social commentary and impact through art.
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When I woke up on Thursday and saw this picture on Spotify I wasn't only ecstatic to see my song on there but also to see Jazz and the immense beauty and talent from our community up there.
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So thank you @jasmineshanice123 for being a part of #Blackbird and this journey. If you haven't checked out her stuff yet, make sure you do! As well as the single of course which is out now on @saffronrecords - http://smarturl.it/ngaioblackbird
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#blackbird #blackgirlmagic #female #empowered #femaleempowerment #political #politicalmusic #longform #felakuti #portisthead #african #triphop #mixedrace #mixedculture #dualheritage #harmony #singer #vocalist #black #british #blackbritish #illustration #art #politicart #banksy
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Every day we fly 🕊 #Blackbird .
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I cannot express the feeling of getting this song out of me. It's been years in the making. Years of feeling confused, lost and silenced. .
I wrote Blackbird for the young brown girl in rural Wales who couldn't scrub the black off enough to be respected by her peers. .

I wrote it for every black woman who's been assertive and labelled aggressive. .

For every time we were made to forget that everyday we wake up we are Queens with every right to be in every room with our voices heard and respected. Every. Day. We. Fly.
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Link in bio for a bit more of a #blackbird breakdown #wefly
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📸 @charleywilliamsphoto Make up: @leannejxxxx

@saffronrecords @rbma @coach_house_studio @abomic_tom
@tastylopez @desthedrummer @bongosanpercussion @karennyamekg I can't thank you enough .
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#blackbird #blackgirlmagic #female #empowered #femaleempowerment #political #politicalmusic #longform #felakuti #portisthead #african #triphop #mixedrace #mixedculture #dualheritage #harmony #singer #vocalist #black #british #blackbritish
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***SINGLE PREMIERE*** #blackbird released on @saffronrecords streaming now on @bristol247 .
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This song means so much to me. I'm on full blown promo today, tomorrow it'll be all the emosh posts once the adrenalin as died down! Thank you to everyone who's listened so far. Please tag and share at will #werise 🖤🖤🖤
📸 @charleywilliamsphoto
Make up: @leannejxxxx
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Endless love to @saffronrecords @rbma @coach_house_studio @abomic_tom
@tastylopez @desthedrummer @bongosanpercussion @karennyamekg for making this happen.
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#blackbird #blackgirlmagic #female #empowered #femaleempowerment #political #politicalmusic #longform #felakuti #portisthead #african #triphop #mixedrace #mixedculture #dualheritage #harmony #singer #vocalist #black #british #blackbritish
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***SINGLE PREMIERE*** #Blackbird streaming exclusively on @bristol247 now ...

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#Blackbird OUT NOW on @saffronrecords - Premiering on @bristol247 📸 @charleywilliamsphoto
Make up @leannejxxxx
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I love this photo so much, been waiting to share it for ages. Captures the elegance and strength of this track. Thank you Charley and Leanne 🖤
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#blackbird #blackgirlmagic #female #empowered #femaleempowerment #political #politicalmusic #longform #felakuti #portisthead #african #triphop #mixedrace #mixedculture #dualheritage #harmony #singer #vocalist #black #british #blackbritish
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