Slim Case – “MTV Base Nigeria Freestyle”
Slim Case has become the face of street music’s renaissance in Nigeria. Off a handful of features on hit street-pop releases like Idowest’s “Shepeteri” and D’banj’s “Issa Banga”, his distinctly slurry vocals quickly became popular and instantly recognizable heard from all the features, with his humors take on the street lifestyle. Recently, he featured on MTV Base Africa’s Official Naija Top 10, where he delivered a freestyle over a Maleek Berry produced beat. His mixture of Yoruba and English bars are introspective, revealing his street reality and his hip-hop influence.
Craig David – “Magic” Feat. Yxng Bane
Craig David just released the video for the opening track, “Magic”, from his ‘The Time Is Now‘ album, released at the start of the year. The new video features a guest verse from Yxng Bane and well choreographer dance sequence from the featured dancers who dance to the glossy pop song. Against a sleek backdrop with lighten effect, they all groove to the energetic blend of 90s R&B pop and the new sound on UK radio. And if you pay attention to the dance routine, you’ll notice a shaku shaku inspired dance move, so keep a look out.
Victoria Kimani – “Wonka”
The video for Victoria Kimani’s “Wonka” in inspired by her raunchy lyrics. Shot with a jungle themed setting, the Kenyan singer is seen in a leopard print attire, accompanied by a well built and tattooed model who dances and watches her performs over the Gospelondebeatz produced track. Just like the song, the video also contains some suggestive sexual metaphors like the monkey and the banana imagery. “Wonka” is the lead single from Victoria Kimani’s coming album, ‘AFROPOLITAN‘, set for release on the 18th of May.
Kyle – “Playinwitme” Feat Kehlani
Kyle’s ‘Light of Mine’ album debut is also due on the 18th of May and he just released the video for “Playinwitme”, the album’s lead single featuring Kehlani. The video is a parody of ’80s/’90s dating show, “The Dating Game” directed by Colin Tilley. He casts Kyle and Kehlani in the game, trying to win the affection of Bianca (Amara Vayder) through a series of competitions like ‘Question and Answer’, ‘Surfs Up’ and ‘Dance Off’, but she eventual picks her date through a blindfold game, leaving both Kyle and Kehlani for the nerdy third contestant. Just like the video for Kyle’s break out single from 2 summers ago, “iSpy”, the video for “Playinwitme” is colorful and cheerful, only more humorous and derivative.
Phyno “Onyeoma” Feat. Olamide
Coming up with new videos for each hit song must be a bother for artists like Phyno and Olamide, with the good run they’ve had with their music releases. The strain to keep up the good quality for their visuals to match their songs may have started to tell as they latest collaboration, “Onyeoma” has a rather interesting concept. The video starts off showing both artists exchanging ideas for the song’s video but after some back and forth, eventually decide their best bet is to leave it to the fans to come up with a video on social media. The result is a collage of skits reflecting the money spraying sentiments heard on the song.
Trailer “Deadpool 2”
Set to debut in cinemas around the world on the 18th of May, Marvel’s favorite anti-hero, Deadpool, is set to return for a thrilling second part of his film. If you’ve seen the first “Deadpool” film, you may already know you’re in for some bloody violence, comical fourth wall breaking and more swearing than can ease the pain from smashing your toe against a table. Wade Wilson is reunited with his girlfriend but has a new mission that requires him to create a team called the X-Force. They’ll go up against Cable who seems badass (*Deadpool Interjects* “But what’s a badass when you have some sweet buttcheeks like these”). Really looking forward to seeing that. I mean the film.
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