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Afrikan Boy Is Young, Ambitious & Motivated In 'Y.A.M.'

Watch Afrikan Boy play news anchor as he broadcasts his daily mantra in the music video for "Y.A.M."


Afrikan Boy reports from the streets of London in the music video for "Y.A.M.", his flipped, motivational take on going HAM. "Y.A.M." is "an acronym for whatever you want it to mean," he told Okayafrica TV earlier this year,  "I define it as Young, Ambitious, and Motivated, others define it and Young And Married, others define it as Young African Mothers. It's just a day-to-day mantra, instead of we go HAM, we go Y.A.M." In the video, Afrikan Boy plays a news anchor as he broadcasts his life motto to the faces of London. The "Y.A.M." single will be out globally November 10 with remixes from DJ Elo Marton (Irie Maffia) and KonradOldMoney. Afrikan Boy's upcoming album The ABCD, which will include "Y.A.M." and the previously featured "Dear Mama" and "Hit Em Up," is available for iTunes pre-order now and due November 24 in North America.

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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