Jhene Aiko is heading on a spiritual journey of female empowerment, channeling her energy into her new video for ‘Lyin King’. Roaming the desert as the medicine woman, Jhene is out to teach a lesson to the ‘Lyin King’ – “If you don’t learn, you will never know a good thing”.
The stars have aligned and revealed the female force of not 1 but 3 beautiful women of R&B, who all simultaneously revealed videos and tracks on the same day. Erykah Badu, Kehlani and Jhene Aiko, let the energy flow and graced us with some gifts for the weekend and maybe coincidently they arrived on – ‘national boyfriend day’.
In an open letter, penned by Jhene, the video is an empowering vision of taking back that female voice;
“A mysterious, time traveling medicine woman has a prophetic vision of an early civilization in trouble.
The men have neglected the women and deprived them of love. By orders of their chief, the men of the tribe have taken away the women’s hearts and voices.
The women are powerless. The children are suffering.
The medicine woman travels for many days to reach the primitive village.
Upon her arrival, the medicine woman performs a miracle. She instantly restores the grace of the women of the tribe and gives them their voices back.
The men of this early tribe are not pleased.
With the men of the tribe’s attention, the medicine woman and the women of the tribe begin a ceremony in which they tell the story of how they are taking their voices back.
The chief is infuriated.
The medicine woman leaves the now capable women to conduct a private ceremony for the chief.
The chief is intrigued and frightened.
What he thinks will be a sexual experience turns out to be something very different.
After the ritual is performed, the medicine woman passes on her apocalyptic prophecy of how the world will end due to the lack of love throughout humanity.
The chief experiences ego death. He sees that it starts with him.”
– Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo