Jotsoma, September 18 (MExN): The premiere of Moko Koza official music video ‘Boy from the Hills’ was held at the Regional Centre for Excellence in Music & Performing Arts (RCEMPA), Jotsoma on September 18. The event, which featured an exclusive screening of the music video before its official release, saw a packed attendance of dignitaries, friends, family, and enthusiastic supporters.
Moko Koza’s ‘Boy from the Hills’ is a heartfelt narrative that explores the impact of the World War II in Nagaland and the unwavering determination of the Naga community in safeguarding their cultural heritage. With its compelling storytelling and captivating visuals, the music video serves as a heartfelt homage to the resilience of Nagaland’s elders during a crucial historical era.
Special guest for the premiere was Abu Metha, Adviser to the Chief Minister and Chairman of IDAN. Also in attendance were Theja Meru, Chairman of the Task Force for Music and Arts (TAFMA); Hovithal Sothu, Project Director TaFMA; and Medovilie Ladu, Joint Director Agriculture Department.
Abu Metha, who graced the event as a special guest, expressed his admiration for Moko Koza’s music and his dedication to his career. The special guest offered kind words of appreciation for Infinity Inc, recognizing their consistent dedication to fostering local talent within the Nagaland music industry. After the screening Abu Metha, impressed by the video’s quality and storytelling, suggested that all Nagas should watch it and find inspiration, as it transcends music to encompass history. The special guest extended congratulations to the entire team behind the video, acknowledging them as outstanding ambassadors of Nagaland and the Naga people.
Other speakers at the event included Theja Meru, Chairman of TaFMA, Asalie Peseyie, CEO Infinity Inc., and the artist Moko Koza who expressed his deep gratitude for the overwhelming support.
The premiere of ‘Boy from the Hills’ left attendees with a profound sense of pride in Naga culture and a renewed appreciation for the power of storytelling through art, an update from Infinity Inc. stated.
“Boy from the Hills” is more than just a song. It ia a powerful narrative that echoes the stories of our ancestors, the resilience of our people, and the indomitable spirit of Nagaland. The song speaks of a past marked by the Battle of Kohima, a turning point in history. It brings to life the tales of World War 2, the Japanese invasion, and the strength of Naga mothers who sang lullabies amidst the horrors of war.
The music video was directed by Asalie Peseyie and filmed by San Production. It was shot by Sanen Kichu, produced by Rylo and Ina; and promoted by Digital 112. The video is available on YouTube (Moko Koza’s channel)
Moko Koza, a rapper and songwriter from Nagaland, is renowned for his contributions to the local music scene. He is signed to, and managed by the music label Infinity Inc. Moko Koza’s impact extends beyond music as he maintains a strong connection with his roots and actively addresses social issues within his state, earning the admiration of his fans.
Moko Koza’s talent has gained recognition on a wider scale with accolades like the Best Hip-Hop/Rap award at the 2023 Radio City Freedom Awards and more recently, the prestigious TaFMA Excellence Award 2023 in the field of music presented by the Governor of Nagaland, La. Ganesan.