Mister Wawa yearns for love and connection with his upbeat new single and lyric video Amina, Amina — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Set to a steady afrobeat rhythm that blends a light undercurrent of drums with dashes of pop, electronica, and jazz, the Berlin producer’s latest song combines a prayer-like vibe and mantra-like lyrics to create an atmosphere that is simultaneously soothing and sensual, relaxing and reverent. Soft whispers of “Amina, Amina, peace” open the song before lead vocals by Ggrande plead for love to come and cure his restlessness:
“Can you hear me
We need to be connected
Tell me something baby, oh my boo
Help me baby with all your wisdom
To understand most of the necessary things
All that joy you can bring.”
Of the song’s inspiration, Mister Wawa states, “After a strenuous day, which was overshadowed by a personal tragedy and the war in Ukraine coupled with concerns about world peace, I came home and felt only the need for a bit of rest and security. My smartphone beeped: A friend from Kenya wanted to thank me for my recovery wishes and wrote: Amina (Swahili for Amen). In order to give the name or term Amina, with its different meanings, a lot of space and to direct the listener to the essentials, the verses were deliberately kept short and concise. This also gave more room for different levels of singing, the interpretations of Amina.”
Mister Wawa (aka Jens Bosecker) is a songwriter, music and film producer and DJ. His main influences are the pop culture of the ’80s and ’90s, as well as jazz and African rhythms. Prior to the pandemic, he organized concerts and directed two jazz festivals featuring renowned artists. During Covid, he began to work in the studio on his own original music. In 2022, his album Immortal was released.
Watch the lyric video for Amina, Amina above, hear more from Mister Wawa below, and catch up with him at his website, Facebook, Twitter and TikTok.