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Watch Badi & Boddhi Satva's Striking New Video For 'Mauvaise Ambiance'

Badi and Boddhit Satva share a new video inspired by sociopolitical issues in Belgium and around the world.

Badi and Boddhi Satva connect once again for the new electronic single "Mauvaise Ambiance."

The single takes a direct approach at addressing many sociopolitical troubles around the world, touching on issues like the migrant crisis and U.S. policies over an infectious beat.

"Mauvaise Ambiance is inspired by the political and social situation in Belgium, the country where I was born and grew up in," says Badi, "but also by international news, the migrant crisis, Donald Trump's policies and the massive exodus of Africans. I wanted to approach those subjects with a touch of irony and add them to rhythms you couldn't help but dance to."

The new music video for "Mauvaise Ambiance," which we're premiering here today, was directed by 13, features twin dancers Les Mybalés and was shot at Brussels' Café Congo.


"For the video I wanted Belgium to be visually recognizable and what could be better than René Magritte artwork to represent the surrealism so typical of the country we live in?" adds Badi.

"Mauvaise Ambiance" will feature on Badi's upcoming Trouble Fête album.

Badi, Boddhi Satva - Mauvaise Ambiance youtu.be

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Adekunle Gold Is Living His Best Life

We speak to the Nigerian star about how marriage and fatherhood have led him to find both newfound happiness and newfound freedom as an artist.

''I'm having the time of my life,'' says Adekunle Gold over a Zoom call while seated in his office in Lagos. ''I'm making songs that are so true to my current energy, my current vibe.'' When I got on the call with the 34-year-old artist on a Wednesday afternoon, the first thing I noticed was his hair tied up in little braids, the second was his wide smile. As we speak, the crooner laughs multiple times but it's his aura that shines through the computer screen, it lets you know better than his words that he's truly having the time of life.

Born Adekunle Kosoko, the popular Nigerian singer got married barely two years ago to fellow artist Simi. Last year, the power couple welcomed their first child. As we talk, Gold points to his journey as a father and a husband as some of the biggest inspirations at the moment not just as far as music goes but as his perspective in life and how he now approaches things.

''My [artistry] has changed a lot because being a father and being a husband has made me grow a lot and more.'' Adekunle Gold tells OkayAfrica. ''It has made me understand life a lot more too. I'm feeling more responsible for people. You know, now I have a kid to raise and I have a wife to support, to be a real man and husband and father for.'' He credits this journey with both his newfound happiness and a newfound freedom as an artist.

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