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Asa Commands 'Satan Be Gone' In Her New Visuals

Nigerian soul singer/songwriter and guitarist Asa releases the American Deep South church visuals for " Satan Be Gone."


Nigerian soul singer and guitarist Asa showcases her solo dance moves in the video for her latest track "SBG (Satan Be Gone)." Asa came back strong after a few year hiatus last summer with her return single "Dead Again" before giving us these promising visuals. The Paris-based singer has always added in her own jazz and blues flavors to a Nigerian music industry teeming with pop and hip-hop sounds, and she does the same with  "SBG (Satan Be Gone)." The JM-produced track evokes aspects of American blues, focusing on guitar riffs and drumbeats while Asa's husky Yoruba and English vocals bring in an element of Louisana 'zydeco' as she demands that satan let her be. Visually, director Meji Alabi keeps the single's religious theme with simple and strong visuals that show Asa in an empty, candlelit catholic church, draped in all black and performing a solo dance ritual. Watch Asa's video for "SBG (Satan Be Gone)" below, taken from last year's Bed of Stone, which she's currently on a lengthy European tour for.

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Asa Releases Her Highly-Anticipated New Album, 'Lucid'

Listen to the celebrated Nigerian singer's first album in five years.

After a five year hiatus Asa, one of Nigeria's most celebrated artists, has released her fourth studio album Lucid.

The 14-track album, includes the previously released singles "Good Thing" and "The Beginning" which the singer dropped earlier this year to positive reviews.

The singer and songwriter took to social media to thank fans for their ongoing support over the weekend, writing "I have looked forward to sharing this with you for sometime now but I wanted it to be special, that much I owe you. For being with me from the beginning, thank you from my soul. I hope this makes you happy, brings you joy and somehow, you can find yourself in these songs."

She also shared a live studio performance of the album's first track "Murder in the USA,' check It out below.

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Watch the Music Video for Asa's Anthemic Single 'Good Thing'

The cherished Nigerian singer's first album in five years is on the way.

Asa is officially back. After a five-year hiatus, the celebrated Nigerian singer returned earlier this year with the song "The Beginning."

Now, the artist has shared the music video for "Good Thing," her second single from her upcoming album Lucid. The track addresses a lover who missed out on a "good thing" by failing to appreciate their partner. "Cause I'm too fly for this, and I have no time for this," sings Asa in her familiar husky tone.

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The music video, directed by Sesan, follows various subjects who are all facing their own trials as they go on about their days. Asa performs passionately in quaint settings (and looks like a boss as she smokes a cigar by a window) as each person bravely overcomes their struggle. The song and video manage to maintain a hopeful tone, despite being about a tarnished relationship.

Asa's upcoming album will be her latest since 2014's acclaimed Bed of Stone. Fans have been anxiously awaiting the singer's return since it's release, and the singer, as expected, has not disappointed in the slightest.

Watch the music video for "Good Thing" below.

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Watch Burna Boy's Mellowed-Out 'Tiny Desk' Concert

Watch the 'African Giant' run through some of his hits like 'Gbona,' 'Ye' and more for NPR's Tiny Desk concert series.

Burna Boy is the latest artist to grace NPR's famous Tiny Desk.

The Nigerian "afrofusion" star took to the set for a mellowed out performance of four of his biggest tracks. Getting straight to business, the artist opened his set with a toned down rendition of his single "Gbona" before heading into the socially-aware "Wetin Man Go Do." It's much calmer of a performance than we're used to seeing from the artist.

Next he performs a funky version of "Dangote," before rounding his set out with his magnum opus of sorts "Ye." He's backed by the band The Outsiders and vocalist Christina Matovu throughout.

Burna Boy has had a stellar year, releasing his seminal album African Giant, performing at Coachella and winning several awards—including 'Best African Act' at the BET Awards—in the process.

Check out his full Tiny Desk performance below, and revisit a recent Tiny Desk performance from British-Nigerian rapper Dave from last week and check out Burna Boy's okay acoustics performance of 'Anybody' from August.

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Watch Simi's Beautiful Music Video For 'Selense'

Premiere: Simi shares the upbeat new video for "Selense," a song about time which draws inspiration from classic highlife.

Nigeria's Simi comes through with the new music video for her recent single, "Selense."

The song, which sees her sing about using your time and years on this earth preciously, gets a beautiful new video that follows Simi's verses about different characters who may or may not be spending their hours in the best way.

The upbeat new music video, which was directed by Adasa Cookey, is getting premiered here on OkayAfrica today.

"'Selense' is a song about time," Simi tells OkayAfrica. "The song draws inspiration from classic African highlife. A timeless classic that is perfect for all seasons."

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