Blackmagic 'Pass You By' Ft. Oritse Femi

Nigeria's ThreeWiseMen rapper Blackmagic hits us with the video for 'Pass You By' featuring 'Double Wahala' crooner Oritse Femi.

ThreeWiseMen rapper Blackmagic earned a spot on our Top Nigerian Songs of 2013 list with his smooth, trumpet-backed “Repete." It was around that same time in December that he released his sophomore album (and first since leaving Syndik8 Records), Version 2.0. Album standout "Pass You By" is a slick victory lap/thank you note backed by soulful pipes from Oritse Femi, who comes through with a strong follow-up to his Fela tribute "Double Wahala." Unveiled this week, the black/white video intersperses glimpses of an in-studio radio session and a not so subtle emphasis on Blackmagic's new #B.O.B. Based On Belief label. Watch the "Pass You By" video and listen to the radio edit (which you can download here) below.

Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Eli Fola Offers a 'Soundscape to Freedom' With New Performance Visuals

The multidisciplinary artist's latest release "Blackness Be Divine" gives listeners a glimpse into what the musician has to offer.

Nigerian born-Brooklyn based artist Eli Fola is back in our hearts and on our screens, with the latest music video release for his single "Blackness Be Divine" off of his EP, Soundscape to Freedom.

The DJ, saxophonist and producer's release comes from his own production and events label Tech Afrique.

The EP's opening track, "Blackness Be Divine" is, "like a letter of empowerment to all Black people across the diaspora to embrace their brilliance and to know that they are royalty living in this world," he says. "The project was inspired by events that took place this year during the middle of the pandemic with the rise of the black lives matter movement and protest across the country."

Although the EP is only six tracks long, it certainly packs a punch with its hypnotic rhythms, nostalgic house beats and graceful lyrics heard throughout the project. It truly is a unique musical adventure.

Eli Fola's self-proclaimed "Yoruba tech soul" elements are loud and clear in this brilliantly eclectic piece of music.

Watch Eli Fola's performance visuals for "Blackness Be Divine" below.

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