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Video: Parker Ighile 'So Beautiful'

Watch the black-and-white music video for Rihanna & Nicki Minaj's Nigerian producer Parker Ighile's solo single "So Beautiful"


London-based Nigerian producer Parker Ighile , a man whose racked up production credits for Rihanna and Nicki Minaj, drops the black-and-white visuals to his first solo single "So Beautiful" — a melancholy-tinged pop composition built on synthesizer arpeggios and ambulance sirens. The Los Angeles-shot music video is the first taste from Ighile's upcoming Young, Dumb & 21 mixtape, the prequel to his debut album on Nicki Minaj's record label (of which he was the first signee). Watch "So Beautiful" below, it's got definite pop potential.

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Listen to Femi Kuti's New Song 'As We Struggle Everyday'

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Femi Kuti shares his new single, "As We Struggle Everyday," the latest drop from the upcoming double album Legacy +, a joint endeavor with his son Made Kuti.

"As We Struggle Everyday" is a politically-charged afrobeat tune about people having the voting power to hold their 'leaders' accountable, but often failing to do so. Throughout the song, Femi sings "As we struggle everyday We try to find a better way See these leaders wey suppose jail Na him my people dem dey hail."

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Legacy +, which is due out February 5 from Partisan Records, includes a full album by Femi titled Stop The Hate and an album by his son, Made, titled For(e)ward. The pair have previously shared the singles "Pà Pá Pà" and "Your Enemy" off the upcoming release.

Listen to Femi Kuti's "As We Struggle Everyday" below.

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