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Burna Boy Drops the Cheerful Music Video for 'Pull Up'

Burna Boy drops his first music video since the release of "African Giant."

It's been almost a month since the release of Burna Boy's African Giant, and the artist continues to bring the heat with new collaborations, interviews, performances and, now, a music video for one of the album's clearest standouts "Pull Up."

The song, was the last single released in the lead-up to African Giant, and the first music video since the album's release.

READ: Here are All the Samples on Burna Boy's 'African Giant'

The vibrant music video sees Burna Boy and a group of models—all in impeccably stylish looks—gallivanting around London, hitting up local spots, driving around in a convertible and simply enjoying themselves. It gives off plenty of chill, yet infectious energy, and makes us wish we were along for the ride too.


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The video was directed by none other than Meji Alabi, who also directed Burna's memorable video for "On the Low." It's laidback feel and simplicity meshing effortlessly with the song's nostalgic feel.

It was recently announced that the artist will be preforming at this year's Afropunk festival in Johannesburg in December.

Check out the music video for "Pull Up" below.

Burna Boy - Pull Up (Official Video) youtu.be

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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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