Video

Video: Asa 'The Way I Feel'

Asa, the Nigerian singer, releases a stark and slightly creepy music video for "The Way I Feel."


Asa's new video has prompted some quizzical shrugs from the blogosphere, but its stark and slightly creepy imagery suits the track's contemplative mood. The Paris-born Nigerian artist exchanges the saturated color of "Why Can't We" and the 50s bubblegum of "Be My Man" for something far more static and muted, at one point singing beside a swaddled corpse as a pale patient peers behind her. With Asa styled as a Mary Seacole-type figure, tending to the war-wounded and shell-shocked, the video lends the song a new dimension — a dirge for those caught up in and traumatised by the world's many conflicts.

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Music

The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Femi Kuti, RIMON, Joeboy, Makhalanjalo, Tayc and more.

Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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