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Black Coffee Enlists Laolu Senbanjo & Mque for His New Video for 'Come With Me'

Black Coffee drops the music video for his latest single “Come With Me,” a collaboration with Johannesburg-based vocalist Mque.

Black Coffee just dropped the music video for his latest single “Come With Me,” a collaboration with Johannesburg-based vocalist Mque.


The track sees the king of South African house crafting a pulsating beat over an acoustic guitar lines and Mque's controlled vocal deliveries.

Its accompanying music video follows a group of dancers as they move their way across New York City apartments and rooftops to find a warehouse party DJed by the man himself, Black Coffee.

Look out for a cameo from Nigerian visual artist Laolu Senbanjo and his Yoruba-influenced artwork. Senbanjo recently made waves across the globe for his work on Beyoncé’s Lemonade.

Black Coffee will be presented the Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming South African Music Awards held on June 4.

Watch the visuals for Black Coffee's “Come With Me,” featuring Mque, below.

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