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Watch Berita’s Stunning Visuals For ‘Ndicel’ Ikiss’

Your eyes will love Berita's new music video for "Ndicel' Ikiss."

South Africans Afro soul singer Berita released the single "Ndicel' Iiss" in January. The song's title literally translates to "May I have a kiss?." And the music video, which was directed by Callback Dreams' Makere Thekiso, depicts affection through the video's cast and the artist herself.


Berita and Amanda Black, who makes a cameo on the video for "Ndicel' Ikiss." Image supplied.

"The song," says Berita, "is an ode to a love story emphasizing the importance of affection in a relationship. Affection is often an understated, taboo and often ignored topic in African Culture. We wanted to tell a captivating authentic African love story using strong aesthetic, storytelling, art, and eccentric fashion as our key elements."

If you are a sucker for love and affection and have a taste for Afrocentric fashion, the visuals will definitely move you.

Watch the music video for "Ndicel' Ikiss" below, and download the song here or stream it underneath.

Berita- Ndicel'ikiss MUSIC VIDEO www.youtube.com



Follow Berita on Twitter: @BeritaAfroSoul.

Interview

A Candid Conversation With Olamide & Fireboy DML

We talk to the Nigerian stars about the hardest lessons they've learned, best advice they've ever been given and what Nigeria means to them.

Olamide and Fireboy DML have been working together for three years, but the first time they sit down to do an interview together is hours after they arrive in New York City on a promo tour.

It's Fireboy's first time in the Big Apple — and in the US — and the rain that's pouring outside his hotel doesn't hinder his gratitude. "It's such a relief to be here, it's long overdue," he tells OkayAfrica. "I was supposed to be here last year, but Covid stopped that. This is a time to reflect and refresh. It's a reset button for me."

Olamide looks on, smiling assuredly. Since signing Fireboy to his YBNL Nation label in 2018, he's watched the soulful young singer rise to become one of Nigeria's most talked-about artists — from his breakout single, "Jealous," to his debut album Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps, hit collabs with D.Smoke and Cuppy, and his sophomore release, Apollo, last year.

Even while he shares his own latest record, UY Scuti, with the world, Olamide nurtures Fireboy's career with as much care and attention as he does his own, oscillating between his two roles of artist and label exec seamlessly. His 2020 album Carpe Diem is the most streamed album ever by an African rap artist, according to Audiomack, hitting over 140 million streams. When Olamide signed a joint venture with US-based record label and distribution company, Empire, in February last year he did so through his label, bringing Fireboy and any other artist he decides to sign along for the ride, and establishing one of the most noteworthy deals on the continent.

Below, Olamide & Fireboy DML speak to OkayAfrica about their mutual admiration for each other, what makes them get up in the morning and how they switch off.

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