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Celebrate The Beauty Of The 'Afrikan Lady' In This New Music Video From Aina More

Nigerian rapper Aina More celebrates the beauty of African women in her latest, London-shot music video for "Afrikan Lady."


Aina More is back and flyer than ever in her latest music video for “Afrikan Lady.” The Nigerian MC is dropping the video as a follow-up to last year’s “Girls Killing It,” and she once again comes through with pure, unadulterated black girl magic as she celebrates the many facets of the “Afrikan Lady.”

The Blake’s Daddy-directed video recreates the song’s vibrancy as More poses for a photoshoot donned in awe-worthy get-ups—styled by French-Madagascar designer Weswes Freshink—and enjoys a plate of pounded yam on a busy London road.

The video sees More "embracing various manifestations of who the Afrikan Lady may be in modern society—from the Ghetto girl from South London, to the Woman selling fabrics in the Market—all tied together with awareness of the current issues affecting Afrikan Women across borders," the artist explains.

"Afrikan Lady" spotlights global women’s movements such as Say Her Name, World Changers and Bring Back Our Girls while relishing in the beauty and resilience of “Afrikan Women.” “Damn I love my Afrikan, can’t take away my Afrikan” professes the MC.

Peep the visuals for “Afrikan Lady” below.

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Interview: Adekunle Gold Channels Refreshing Truths Into Afropop

Adekunle Gold achieves an artistic freedom that most mainstream artists don't have through a smooth balance of introspection and club bangers.

A few years ago, Adekunle Gold broke out into the scene with a refreshing way of carrying himself, presenting his art and speaking his truth with music. His debut single "Sade" started this journey of chart topping releases, sold out shows, and the constantly evolving sound that graces African airwaves. Gold's self assurance made him stand out from the very beginning, as his sound was delivered with intent, compassion, and stuffed with personal truths.

Not many artists are willing to try new things with their music, and in order to maintain mainstream success, some cling to one sound, one image and direction often crafted from fragments of their first hit. These artists get stuck trying to recreate a capsule in time, while true artists are open to the dynamic of change, and the necessity of renewal.

Adekunle Gold is one of a handful in his profession who draws on a spectrum of experiences to make honest music which is consistent with the self-revelations of a growing man. This has become his biggest strength, allowing him to craft contemplative songs like "Sade" and "Oreke" and still create afropop magic like "Something Different"

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