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Watch the New Music Video For AYLØ's 'Paris!'

A hazy blend of hip-hop beatwork and woozy synths co-produced by Odunsi The Engine and Le Mav.

AYLØ is a rising rapper, singer & producer coming out of the same innovative Nigerian musical circles as the likes of Santi and Odunsi.

People are calling this new wave of sounds from these young artists "alté," an umbrella term that doesn't quite do justice to the intricate blends of RnB, afro-fusion, hip-hop, soul, and other styles going on in these productions.

AYLØ, who we previously named one of the 6 Artists From the New School to watch, is now back with his latest single "Paris!," a a hazy mix of hip-hop beatwork and woozy synthesizer waves anchored by the Nigerian artist's airy vocal delivery.

The new single, which was co-produced by Le Mav and Odunsi The Engine, is the first offering from AYLØ upcoming mixtape DNT DLT, which is due soon.


"Paris is about finding beauty in everything," says AYLØ says, "beauty is in our damage and in our stories. Paradise is what you make it. 'Paris' is the subject's favourite city, so hence the concept of. Beauty, if in, is out, and as above, so below. Me never having being to Paris, it wouldn't matter because I've found paradise in Lagos… Right now, in this (that) moment."

Get into it below.

Update 6/24/19: Watch the new black-and-white music video for "Paris!" below.

AYLØ - Paris! (Official video) youtu.be


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Photo: Courtesy of Saphir Niakadie

Meet Four Women Pushing Ivorian Art Forward Through Photography

These young and emerging female photographers from Côte d'Ivoire are shaking up Abidjan's art scene.

There's been a tremendous amount of awe-inspiring art coming from the African continent lately. Photography is no exception. It is one of the most powerful tools used in changing the way in which the West perceives Africa and its diaspora and perhaps the reason why contemporary photography is thriving.

The female gaze is paramount to the way in which the aforementioned visual stories are told and the female photographers here are using their camera lenses to give us glimpses of lands, peoples, histories, and futures unknown. Their individual experiences and perspectives are widening the scope of what is believed to be Côte d'Ivoire. Within the country's capital, Abidjan, there's a creative scene that seems to have sprawled up out of nowhere yet is so rich in its offerings.

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