Konyikeh – Girls Like Us | A COLORS SHOW
London-born, Essex-based R&B singer Konyikeh captivated audiences with her enchanting tones when she accompanied Dave for his performance of ‘In The FIre’ at the 2022 BRIT Awards. Fast forward to July 2023, and the singer has released ‘Litany’, an exceptional debut EP that was written during her darkest moments. With each song serving as a prayer to soothe her soul, the five-track project showcases Konyikeh’s rich vocals and soaring melodies as listeners join her on a cathartic journey.
For COLORS, Konyikeh delivers a powerful performance of ‘Girls Like Us’, the closing track on ‘Litany’. Against a soundscape of delicate keys and a simple, persistent beat, Konyikeh’s lush tones articulate the painful, dissonant experience of getting attention as a dark skinned, plus sized girl growing up while being deemed undesirable by the media. Watch the stunning performance above, and be sure to check out the rest of ‘Litany’ if you haven’t already.