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Video: Oy 'Market Place'

Watch Ghanaian/Swiss electronic songstress Oy's Accra-shot choreographed video for "Market Place."


Ghanaian/Swiss singer Oy's "Market Place" lives in a rare (and outstanding) sonic sphere that carves catchy pop tunes out of African-inflected rhythms and field recordings from the continent — in a recent interview with Okayafrica, the singer revealed her use of uncommon samples like a "South African bird, ... audience clapping at the biennale in Mali, and rhythmical elements [like] knives being sharpened at a market in Ouagadougou." For the lead video off her album Kokokyinaka — which you can now stream in its entirety and buy on iTunes — the singer and a group of male choreographed dancers are seen out about an Accra market. Watch below.

Interview

Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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