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Watch Burna Boy and Jorja Smith's New Music Video For 'Gum Body'

A new Meji Alabi-directed video for one of the many highlights from 'African Giant.'

Burna Boy continues his victory lap around African Giant with the release of his new music video for "Gum Body," featuring Jorja Smith.

The new Meji Alabi-directed video follows the Nigerian star and Jorja Smith as they play out a courtship, of sorts, in a dark apartment with plenty of Hennessy. The two buzzing acts have been collaborating a bit together, as Burna Boy recently joined Jorja for her single "Be Honest."

Watch Burna Boy Play a Live Rendition of "Anybody" For 'okay acoustics'

"Gum Body" is one of the many highlights from Burna Boy's latest album, African Giant, which sees the buzzing Nigerian artist delivering several addictive shades of his signature afro-fusion sound, as he blends in influences from afrobeat, dancehall, hip-hop, RnB and more.

Previous to this single, Burna Boy had shared the video for another album favorite, "Pull Up."

Watch the new music video for "Gum Body" below.

Read: Here Are All the Samples in Burna Boy's 'African Giant'


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Angélique Kidjo on Africa Day: 'We demand not to be at the mercy of our circumstances anymore.'

We speak to the inimitable Angélique Kidjo who shares some of her refreshing thoughts on Africa Day.

Today is Africa Day and while primarily a commemoration of the formation of the African Union (AU) back in 1963, it has also become an opportunity to unapologetically celebrate Africa while providing a moment for reflection on how far we've come as a continent and as a people.

With this year's theme focused on "Silencing the Guns in the context of the COVID19", there has never been a more important time for deep reflection on our collective present and future as Africans.

And who better to share in that reflection than the legendary and inimitable Beninese musician Angélique Kidjo? A fierce African and artist who has paved the way for many of her contemporaries including Burna Boy, Davido, Thandiswa Mazwai, and several others, the four-time Grammy award winner emphasises the urgent need for unity among Africans. 'It's about time that people start realising that Africa is a continent. I've been saying this my entire career,' she says passionately.

OkayAfrica spoke briefly to Kidjo who shared some of her refreshing thoughts on this year's Africa Day.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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