We absolutely love the video for the song ‘Fly’ featuring two of our favourite islandista superstars – Trinidadian Nicki Minaj and Barbados’ Rihanna.
The imagery of these two hugely successful islandistas next to each other is powerful and wonderful to see in and of itself – makes us really proud to see not one but two of our own at the top of their respective game. The video itself is beautiful -post-apocalyptic but hopeful. And Nicki outdid herself on the wig game!
Not only that but we here at Islandista see the symbolism in the the lyrics of the tune. It could well speak to their different and yet parallel stories of success in a foreign land or for that matter the story of any Caribbean person who has left their island in the sun to make a better life for themselves elsewhere.
I came to win, to fight, to conquer, to thrive
I came to win, to survive, to prosper, to rise
To fly, to fly.
Check it – watch and listen closely.