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5 Reasons We Love Afrikan Boy's 'Hit Em Up' Video

Afrikan Boy Hit Em Up video for the London-based emcee's upcoming single is a celebration of Nigerian culture in the UK.


Afrikan Boy's latest video pays tribute to the London-rooted emcee's Nigerian heritage. Accompanying Afrikan Boy's triumphant rhymes on "Hit 'Em Up" is a patchworked (you'll see what we mean) celebration of London's Nigerian community. Watch the vid below and check out our top reasons "Hit Em Up" is a visually epic UK counterpart to last month's anthem from Cody Chesnutt.

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1. Footsteps

From rhyme one Afrikan Boy makes it clear he knows legendary sandals have walked before him. Better yet, AB has the global scope of music's footsteps accounted for, from Fela to Bambaataa.

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2. The Sample

"Hit Em Up" features a sample from the Black President himself. Fela's original afrobeat tune "Wa dele Wa Royin" becomes a future olympian's choice soundtrack with the addition of Afrikan Boy's celebratory grime.

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3. Young Ambitious & Motivated

'What is Y.A.M.?' we wondered. "Young Ambitious & Motivated." It's how we'd describe Afrikan Boy's Jay Z-like hustle. It's also the name of a fashion movement founded by the man himself.

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4. Iconic Imagery

So many salutes to Fela to choose from. But this might be our favorite.

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5. "Music is my food and I'm feeling like I gotta feast."

Dude has a thing for food. Look no further than his instagram for a master of cuisine well deserved title.

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Afrikan Boy's upcoming single "Hit Em Up" drops Sept. 22.

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Tems Is Just Doing Her Thang In New Music Video 'Crazy Tings'

The Nigerian songstress is hell bent on taking over your summer playlist and it's getting harder to resist.

It has been a fantastic year for Tems. The Nigerian singer, producer, and songwriter achieved a platinum record for eternal banger Essence, her collaboration with fellow Nigerian superstar Wizkid, an MTV EMA nomination for Best African Artist, a billion worldwide video views, and over 350 million audio streams. Not to mention featuring on Canadian rapper Drake's blowout album Certified Lover Boy, the singer has also sold out every show she's booked.

The release of Tems's sophomore EP If Orange Was a Place solidified her place amongst the greats and it was received with gusto by fans and international audiences. A month after the release the Afrobeats singer has graced fans with a sultry music video to go along with equally as tantalizing lead single Crazy Tings. Conceptualized by the multitalented Tems, and directed by UAX, the music video follows a sensual Tems as she sings about needing space from a lying partner.

International audiences continue to rave over the songstress, with Tems delivering an impressive US TV debut on late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! this month. Essence continues to top international charts. While becoming the official song of the summer, the track peaked on the Billboard 100 Top 10, becoming the most Shazamed song in the United States and was remixed by Canadian musical heavyweight Justin Bieber, becoming the first song written by Nigerian artists to hit No.1 on Urban Radio.

Tems has been producing consistent hits since her debut in September 2020, and a year later, the singer's immense talent is securing her reputation as a world-class superstar.

Check out Tem's music video for single 'Crazy Tings' below

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