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Watch Our Premiere of Adekunle Gold's New Video for 'Fame'

We get the exclusive on the new visual from Adekunle Gold's About 30.

Adekunle Gold's highly-anticipated sophomore album, About 30, just dropped last week.

The 14-track record includes features from Seun Kuti, Flavour, Dyo, LCGC and British-Nigerian soul singer Jacob Banks, who appears on a remix of the popular lead single "Ire."

The album sees the Nigerian artist flexing immense versatility and range as he delivers emotional ballads, folk-inspired cuts sung in Yoruba, and a few highlife-tinged summer jams.

We've now got an exclusive for you from the album, the brand new music video for About 30 highlight track, "Fame."


"'Fame' was written by Adekunle Gold in 2017," his team tells us. "Adekunle often said writing is a form of catharsis for him and this song was born out of a feeling of being outwardly successful yet still not internally happy. The reward and the healing finally came with putting those words to paper and then melody."

The UK-shot music video for "Fame," directed by Scott Jaeger, shows Adekunle Gold in a room all alone in a spacious loft "full of antiquities and collectors items."

Watch our premiere of "Fame" below.

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Burna Boy performs at the Warner Music Group pre-Grammy party in Hollywood on January 2020. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Warner Music)

Burna Boy, Tinariwen, Michael Kiwanuka & More Nominated For 2021 Grammy Awards

The Nigerian star and Tuareg band are nominated in the newly named Best Global Music Album category.

The nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards are in.

The awards show, which will be hosted by Trevor Noah, will see some of the world's biggest artists up for categories like Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist.

As we previously wrote about, the Grammys have renamed the international category of Best World Music Album to Best Global Music, in an effort to reportedly make it more modern and inclusive.

In that new Best Global Music Category, Nigerian afro-fusion star Burna Boy is nominated alongside Tuareg desert rock group Tinariwen, NYC afrobeat outfit Antibalas, Brazilian-American Bebel Gilberto and British-Indian sitar player Anoushka Shankar.

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