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Big Shaq Ties the Knot and Finally Takes Off His Jacket In the Video for 'Mans Don't Dance'

Big Shaq shows that "mans can change" in his latest music video.

Michael Dapaah, better known as his grime rapper alter-ego, Big Shaq dropped "Mans Don't Dance," the highly-anticipated follow-up to his viral hit "Man's Not Hot" last month, and today he shares the video for the new single.

Big Shaq shows real growth in the music video by finally taking off his jacket—despite his earlier claims that "mans can never be hot." He also gets married to Biritsh radio DJ Snoochie Shy. Although he's made real progress in other areas, he still doesn't dance though—even when surrounded by a group of graceful ballerinas. He does, however "one two step and slide" during his wedding ceremony, so there's still hope.


The video, directed by British-Nigerian director Daps—who plays the marriage officiant—and Dapaah himself, is about as playful and hilarious as you'd expect from a Big Shaq production.

Watch the music video for "Mans Don't Dance" below.

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Interview: Mau From Nowhere Reinvents Himself

The Kenyan artist goes soul-searching with his new MFN EP.

Movement is the crux of mau from nowhere's music—the hip-hop and afropop undertones that dominate his work present a well-traveled artist.

Born in Kenya, Mau spent his life oscillating between the East African nation and England, followed by a short stint spent furthering his studies in New York. In a full-circle moment, mau uprooted his life in the big apple amidst the madness pandemic and made the move to Nairobi.

Listening to the MFN EP feels like diving head first into a pool of Mau's consciousness. He once spoke about the conflict between telling his fans to share their grief while withholding his own, but his latest offering MFN is far from stoic. The project marks his evolution from Kamau Wainana, the soft spoken kid with loud ambitions to mau from nowhere, a trailblazer defining music within 'Nu Nairobi.' As he gets less attached to being defined by a certain space, it's entrancing to watch him find comfort in his craft instead.

In this interview below, we demystify the man behind the music by discussing love, growth, disappointment and the recurrent themes of familial and romantic relationships.

This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity.

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