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Davido and Mayorkun in "The Best"

Davido and Mayorkun Are Simply 'The Best' In New Music Video

The Karate Kid inspired visuals show the two Nigerian samurai's putting in the work to stay on top.

DMW boss and Nigerian superstar Davido's cup doesn't seem to run dry. The brilliant artist has gifted fans with an upbeat, action-packed music video to match the equally energetic "The Best," featuring Mayorkun, off of his much loved third studio album A Better Time.

Directed by Dammy Twitch, the fun music video follows a storyline similar to that of childhood fan favorite flick, The Karate Kid. With Davido playing the role of Master and Mayorkun as student, the two venture together towards becoming their best selves, a salute to the songs title. While the video was filmed in Lagos, the artists pay homage to Japanese culture and practices through their garments and the visuals provided.

Davido shared his excitement for the project on his Instagram this week saying, "'The Best' they say is relative. They say we should all regard ourselves as 'The Best' in order for us to believe sufficiently in ourselves. Others say you're arrogant when you proclaim yourself the best. While some of us are just happy to be able to produce some that others call 'THE BEST'. Whichever way you look at it, you're looking at THE BEST!!! OBO x Of Laylay!!'


Watch the music for "The Best" by Davido ft Mayorkun here.

Davido - The Best (Official Video) ft. Mayorkun www.youtube.com

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New Fela Kuti Reissues & Box Set Are Coming This Year

Partisan Records has shared initial news of upcoming Fela 50th anniversary reissues and a new box set on the way.

Fela Kuti fans have a lot to look forward to this year as Partisan Records (home to Fela's catalog) has announced plans to release special reissues of two 1971 albums: London Scene and Live! With Ginger Baker, the classic album in which Fela and his band Africa '70 where joined by the Cream drummer.

The label has also said they plan to release the fifth installment in their ongoing Fela vinyl reissue box set series, which are handpicked by notable names in the music world. Previous volumes have been curated by Erykah Badu, Questlove, and Brian Eno.

Partisan has also shared that they will also be launching a scholarship program at Fela's alma mater, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, in London this year. The label will be sharing more information on all of that exciting Fela Kuti 2021 news soon, so keep and eye out.

In the meantime, Fela Kuti is currently leading the fan vote for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. You can head here to cast a daily ballot for the afrobeat legend. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.

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