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Seun Kuti Screams 'Gimme My Vote Back' In This New Politically Charged Music Video

Seun Kuti shares the music video for “Gimme My Vote Back,” the first clip from his new 'Struggle Sounds' EP with Egypt 80.

Seun Kuti's back with a banger.


Nigeria's afrobeat torchbearer is sharing a new music video for “Gimme My Vote Back,” the first video from his new Struggle Sounds EP with Egypt 80.

“Gimme My Vote Back (C.P.C.D.)” is a politically-charged track that speaks about the inefficiency of government and politicians—C.P.C.D. stands for Corporate Public Control Department.

“Every few years politicians come. They come from the left and come from the right,” Seun sings in the new single. “They come with them party and their media. With their same lies and promises… they come with their politics of hate and them take and divide us.”

It’s a poignant message that could work for the current political situation in Nigeria, as well as this insane American presidential election.

“More than ever we are convinced of our mission and the purpose of our music,” Seun mentions about his new release. “The Struggle Sounds EP is a true reflection of my social and political beliefs. I give honor to my parents and every revolutionary who made this possible even before I was born.”

Watch our premiere of the new music video for “Gimme My Vote Back” above and and purchase Struggle Sounds here.

The new EP was co-produced by Robert Glasper, who also helped produce Seun's last album A Long Way To The Beginning.

Catch Seun Kuti on tour with Lauryn Hill, full tour dates are listed here.

Best Music of the Week: Maleek Berry, DJ Neptune x Runtown & More

These are the songs you need to hear this week.

Every week, we highlight the cream of the crop in music through our Best Music of the Week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow OkayAfrica on Spotify and Apple Music to get immediate updates every week and read about some of our selections ahead.

Maleek Berry "Let Me Know"

Maleek Berry's excellent Last Daze of Summer EP is still banging pretty much everywhere. "Let Me Know" is the latest track off the EP to get the visual treatment. In the romantic clip, Maleek and the girl he has his eye on head to Cape Town.

DJ Neptune "Why" feat. Runtown

DJ Neptune comes through with "Why," the latest single off his upcoming album, G.R.E.A.T.N.E.S.S. The slow-burning tune features the man behind one of 2016's biggest songs ("Mad Over You"), Runtown, and was produced by Del B.

Kae Sun "Stalk"

Ghanaian-Canadian singer Kae Sun is back with a guitar-led dance jam in "Stalk." The new single is paired with a striking, nighttime forrest music video, filmed in his home of Montreal. "Stalk" is the lead track of Kae Sun's upcoming LP due next year.

RMBO x Peta Teanet

RMBO, the solo moniker of Tshepang Ramoba (BLK JKS), is readying the release of his upcoming EP. In the meantime, he's sent over this addictive remix of South African disco artist Peta Teanet. "Chachali Malindela" will light up any dance floor.

Ayo Awosika "You're The One"

Nigerian-American singer Ayo Awosika has played stages across the globe as Miley Cyrus' backup singer. She's now stepping out on her own with "You're The One," a sweet and beautiful love letter to Nigeria.

Yaa Yaa "Life" feat. FanteFante

Ghanaian singer Yaa Yaa has released the motivational and uplifting single "LIie," featuring FanteFante. The song's about shaking off life's troubles and pushing on ahead. Check it out above and grab it on iTunes here now.


Follow our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music to get immediate updates every week.

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