For years the slang “Package” or “Packaging” was mainly used in West African circles, but now that trendy adjective has gone global thanks to United Kingdom based Sierra Leonean artiste Kainawa, and his debut catchy tune aptly titled “Package.”
The term, which is used in a similar context as popular buzz words “Fleek” and “Turn Up” is currently being added to vocabularies beyond the West African diaspora. In similar context to the slang “swag,” Package refers to phenomenal style, or in the case of Kainawa’s catchy tune—a beautiful seductive woman.
Package officially launched on 12 September, but was selectively circulated from July in some Caribbean and African countries.
In an interview Kainawa said he had fun recording this debut single, and is currently putting the final touches on his EP: “Package is just one of those fun songs, the kind you listen to when you want to have a carefree moment. The slang package or packaging is one that we use a lot; and it was more or less a no brainer incorporating it in a song,” the artiste told us.
Kainawa said he wants Package to be the feel good song for anyone having a bad day: “I want people to just dance, just have fun. Life is unpredictable, and some of the things we overly concern ourselves with rarely matter in the long term; so I hope my song Package keeps people in the now. It’s like I said a fun song.”
Package is the first single off Kainawa’s debut musical project that is expected to launch in early 2017.
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