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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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Cameroon Holds Vigil to Remember Children Killed in School Attack

Residents in Kumba paid their respects to the seven lives lost, and those injured during the attack over the weekend.

In the latest tragedy to come from Cameroon's historically violent clash between Anglo and Francophone citizens, seven children were murdered after attackers stormed a school with guns and machetes over the weekend.

In what has been deemed as the "darkest and saddest day," by Bishop Agapitus Nfon of Kumba, armed attackers stormed the Mother Francisca International Bilingual Academy, targeting students aged 9 to 12. The tragic event saw dozens of children injured, some critically.

The attack has shocked the nation, with both local and international agencies condemning the horrible offense. On Monday, Cameroonian President Paul Biya denounced the "horrific murder" of the school children, and alluded to the "appropriate measures" being taken in order to bring justice to the families of the victims. Prime Minister Dion Ngute Joseph shared his condolences via a tweet saying, "I bow before the memory of these innocent kids."

The Cameroonian presidency and governing body have blamed Anglophone 'separatists' for the attack, though the group claims no part in the attack.

Human rights groups, however, have blamed both opposing parties, as the conflict has led to the death of over 3,000 deaths and resulted in more than 700,000 Cameroonians fleeing their homes and the country.

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