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WATCH VIDEO: Wizkid premieres “Essence” featuring Tems

 

Wizkid, the Grammy-award singer, has teamed up with Tems, the fast-rising songstress, for the visuals of ‘Essence’, their collaborative single.

 

After days of teasing fans with snippets of the music video, which is a track off ‘Made In Lagos‘, his 2020 album, Wizkid decided to bless fans with the full-length visuals of the slow-tempo song on Friday evening.

 

The little over four minutes long video opens with Starboy in a retro-themed sitting room with an off-white Gucci beret fighting the glittering chains around his neck for attention.

Tems could also be seen at her most expressive self, delivering her lines with the rhythmic facial and hands attitude of a girlfriend proving her essence to her undeserving man.

 

“Say I wanna leave you in the mornin’// But I need you now, yeah, yeah//I find you, I give you all you needin’//I know you what you like//I feel it comin’//Time is of the essence//I tried to teach you//But I might need some lessons//I need to give it all//I tried to leave but I can’t//I don’t know why, you’re the one//Turn me out of my mind,” read the song’s lyrics.

 

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NEW VIDEO: Wizkid enlists Burna Boy for ‘Ginger’ visuals

 

Ayodeji Balogun, Nigerian Afropop singer better known as Wizkid, has come through with the visuals for ‘Ginger’, a track off ‘Made in Lagos‘, his 2020 hit album.

The multiple-award winner took to his social media pages to announce the release of the project featuring Burna Boy, another music heavyweight, on Friday.

 

The less than four-minute video sees the music stars appealing to their women to give them the opportunity to express the depth of their love.

 

It also sees the singers flanked by different models who could be seen dancing and posing in different styles to further provide visual appeal.

 

 “If you want make I ginger give me the kokoro. Ma ko je bi jollof anywhere I go. Je kan mo pe mo ma gbomo,” they could be heard singing in a mixture of Yoruba, English and Pidgin.

 

“Come make I come make I show you my kponono…Make I rub, make I love, make I rub. Make I touch up pon it make I rub around…like fine wine, say you sweet.”

 

Since its release, ‘Made in Lagos’ has continued to receive global recognition including being named as one of UK Guardian’s  50 Best Albums of 2020.

 

With several beautiful projects, awards and honourary mentions, Wizkid and Burna Boy have established themselves as household names in the Nigerian music industry.

 

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WATCH VIDEO: Funke Akindele, Chioma Akpotha, Eniola Badmus show off rap skills in ‘Askamaya Anthem’

 

Funke Akindele-Bello, a Nigerian actress, has put out ‘Askamaya Anthem’, a new rap song, featuring Chioma Akpotha, Bimbo Thomas, and Eniola Badmus, three of her colleagues in the film industry.

 

The song, which is accompanied by street visuals, surprisingly sees the four movie stars delivering their powerful rap lines in both the Igbo and Yoruba languages.

 

‘Askamaya Anthem’ comes as the official soundtrack for ‘Omo Ghetto: The Saga’, a movie scheduled to debut on December 25.

 

The music was directed by JJC Skillz, and produced by PuffyTee. It was also written by JJC Skillz, Martinsfeelz, and Kobi Nwamama.

 

The song, which unites hip hop and Afrobeat, calls for everyone who listens to step back and stand tall.

 

‘Omo Ghetto: The Saga’, the movie for which the song was made, follows the story of Lefty (Funke Akindele) and her friends Nikky (Bimbo Thomas), Busty (Eniola Badmus), and Chummy Choko (Chioma Akpotha) in ‘Askamaya Ghetto’.

 

The project is to come as Akindele’s first directorial collaboration with JJC Skillz, who doubles as her husband.

 

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WATCH VIDEO: Davido features RMD, Nengi in ‘Jowo’ visuals

 

Davido has released the visuals to ‘Jowo’, a track from his ‘A Better Time‘ studio album, featuring Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD), an ace Nollywood actor, and Nengi, a 2020 BBNaija reality TV star.

 

The video, which was released on Friday, is directed by Apampa Oluwadamilola better known as Dammy Twitch.

 

In ‘Jowo’, Davido is seen wearing a black suit as Nengi dresses in a leather tube paired with shorts and a jacket. It portrays both parties as influential figures flanked by an entourage of armed operatives who confront each other.

 

The video also features a scene where a pistol is pointed at Davido’s head and another where the trigger is pulled.

 

‘Jowo’ will be coming on the heels of the success recorded in his ‘A Better Time‘ album, which enlisted prominent music heavyweights including Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Nas, Young Thug, Tiwa Savage, Mugeez, and CKay.

 

Speaking on his achievements in the music space, Davido had said: “When we were kids, Africans were made fun of. When I was going to Nigeria for holidays people would joke, like ‘Africa, how are you getting there, by boat?

 

“But now they’re the ones coming here. Everyone wants what we bring to the table. When I first signed to Sony in 2016 that was kind of my aim, to get validation from the western world. I wanted plaques, and to go No 1 all over.

 

“Sometimes this pressure to make music that will be popular elsewhere makes you do things differently, but really you have to make the world come to you.

 

“My biggest single in the US is Fall, which I did by myself, not with all the features with US artists. It’s local, it’s Nigeria. You realise that’s what people in different parts of the world appreciate: being yourself.”

 

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TRENDING VIDEO: ‘Nigerian cultists are fools… they’re only after their brothers not government’

 

A Nigerian man has poured out his annoyance at the ongoing cult-related killings in Benin, Edo state.

 

As of Monday, no fewer than 30 people were said to have been dead in cult-related killings in the state within the past week.

 

The killings, mostly linked to clashes between rival vikings and aye confraternities, have heightened the fears of residents in different parts of Benin.

 

Reacting to the development, the man, in a now-viral video, said it was unfortunate that cultism has continued to claim lives and properties in Edo and across Nigeria.

He described Nigerian cultists as “fools” who only go after their own “brothers” perceived as opponents but cannot unite to demand their rights from the government.

 

He attributed the development to poverty and illiteracy, maintaining that there are several prominent figures in the society who are cultists but would not indulge in such killings.

 

“If you’re a cultist and you’re killing your own brother, you don’t have sense. You join cult groups just to kill each other and innocent people rather than use your unity to demand your rights from the government,” he said in a mixture of Pidgin and English.

 

“Do you know highly-placed people who are cultists? Can Davido or Wizkid kill someone? Is 2Baba not a cultist, can he kill someone because of that? It is usually all these poor people.

 

“Which day have you gathered to discuss how to meet the federal or state government to demand what would benefit the people from them. Take a look at Niger Delta militants, they are cultists but they don’t kill anyhow. They’re not these local boys in Benin that call themselves cultists.

 

“Na poverty dey worry you, if you don make money, you’ll know that to come out and declare yourself a cultist, shame won’t allow you do that. It’s a stain to your name.”

 

The man also called on relevant authorities to address the incessant cult-related killings in Edo state which he said often occur over irrelevant issues.

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WATCH VIDEO: Falz honours victims of police brutality

 

Folarin Falana, a Nigerian rapper better known as Falz, has come through with the visuals for ‘Johnny’, a single off ‘Moral Instruction’, his 2019 album.

 

The gifted rapper took to his social media pages to announce the release of the project to his numerous fans on Tuesday.

 

The less than four-minute video sees Falz paying tribute to victims of police brutality in Nigeria and those killed during the recent #EndSARS protest.

 

Using ‘Johnny’ to depict a typical average Nigerian youth, the singer croons about injustice and extrajudicial killings holding sway in the country.

 

The video, directed by Oluthewave, also examines the pains of the families who had lost their loved ones to police brutality.

 

The project includes footage of the shooting of unarmed #EndSARS protesters by men in military uniform at Lekki toll gate axis of Lagos state on October 20.

 

In a post on his Instagram page, Falz explained that the video was inspired by his quest to amplify stories of those unlawfully killed in the country.

 

“We will never forget the heroes that have been unlawfully slain. This is for them. For every single Nigerian life snatched away unlawfully, we must make sure we get justice,” he wrote.

 

“Almost two years since I released the audio. Even more disturbing to think that as time passed, the message became more relevant.”

 

On Tuesday, Kenechukwu Okeke, a human rights activist, filed criminal proceedings before a magistrate court in Abuja against Falz and 49 other persons for “promoting” the #EndSARS protests.

 

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