Last year, Odunsi (The Engine) dropped his outstanding debut album rare. — a masterful project that deservedly won him a ton of new fans. The unequivocal standout track off the album was the Runtown-assisted “star signs”, which has finally gotten a fitting music video.
On the funky track, Odunsi introduces us to his ideal woman: a girl “that likes to party, drink Bacardi straight and talk about star signs”. Through his verse, the talented musician warns a girl who has fallen for him that he’s “just young and reckless”, suggesting that what they have is nothing more than a fling.
For the second verse, Odunsi calls upon the certified hit-maker, Runtown — “the perfect fit for this song”, according to Odunsi. Taking the second verse, Runtown is a bit more dedicated to his lover, confessing that he is in love and hoping for her to be his ride or die.
The video for “star signs” opens with guests getting ready for an owambe, headlined by Odunsi, who fancies himself a contemporary Sunny Ade. At the bash, guests are seated according to their star signs, decked out in colour-coded Yoruba trad, styled by Daniel Obasi.
Although Runtown isn’t present, the Candles-directed flick is stocked with familiar faces, such as Santi, Tomi Thomas, DRB’s Teezee, Genio and GMK. Under Odunsi’s creative direction, the Ladder, Lex and Booker’s production comes out just as mesmerising as the track itself.
Speaking about his vision for the video Odunsi says:
The video is from the more classic era; the late 80s early 90s and shows how we love to dress up and do the most and also shows the live music being played at these parties, money being sprayed and people dancing.”
Watch him nail it below: