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Davido in "Jowe" Music Video

Watch Davido's Latest 'Jowo' Music Video

Davido has released stunning cinematic visuals for 'Jowo' from latest album 'A Better Time'.

Davido is set on ending the year with a bang. The Nigerian Afrobeats star recently dropped visuals for infectious second track "Jowo" off his latest album A Better Time. The visuals are crisp and carry a scandalous love story. "Jowo" has been highly anticipated as it reportedly features cameos including one from Big Brother Niaja 2020 finalist, Rebecca Nengi Hampson. "Jowo" with it's thrilling plot and desert location is sure to satisfy Afrobeats fans. Davido secures his artistic rank of making quality music along with high caliber of music videos.


Read: Davido Releases Much-Anticipated Album 'A Better Time'

"Jowo"which means "please" in Yoruba, Davido's mother tongue, has all the outfits for a gangster love story. The visuals transition from the gangsters' dark lair to sexy women dancing in the open desert. Davido plays a gangster that falls in love with another gangster played by the hot Hampson. According to Respect-mag "the gang leaders have been put up against each other by a brutally feared Godfather figure played by renowned Nollywood veteran Richard Mofe-Damijo". The Nollywood actor oozes fine daddy sexiness and adds a cinematic edge to the music video. Upon its release, Davido called "Jowo" a movie and it is just that. A high quality short film dripping with Davido's melodic voice. Fader's review of "Jowo" music video echoes these sentiments, the publication stated that A Better Time might just be Davido's most cinematic album.

A Better Time was released in the second week of November this year. The album shot up to number one on Apple Music charts in eight different countries including Nigeria. "Jowo's" visual project follows first hit single "FEM" from A Better Time, the hit subsequently became an #EndSARS anthem. "FEM" according to Respect-mag reached #19 on US iTunes chart – the highest for an Afrobeats record in the United States. Okay Africa editor, Rufaro Samanga singled out "Jowo" as a stand out track when A Better Time dropped and the accompanying visuals have brought "Jowe's" sound to life. With 17 tracks on A Better Time Davido is sure to keep music fans on their feet throughout the year end festivities. "Jowo" was directed by Dammy Twitch.

Watch "Jowo" on YouTube.

Davido - Jowo (Official Video) www.youtube.com

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Adekunle Gold Is Living His Best Life

We speak to the Nigerian star about how marriage and fatherhood have led him to find both newfound happiness and newfound freedom as an artist.

''I'm having the time of my life,'' says Adekunle Gold over a Zoom call while seated in his office in Lagos. ''I'm making songs that are so true to my current energy, my current vibe.'' When I got on the call with the 34-year-old artist on a Wednesday afternoon, the first thing I noticed was his hair tied up in little braids, the second was his wide smile. As we speak, the crooner laughs multiple times but it's his aura that shines through the computer screen, it lets you know better than his words that he's truly having the time of life.

Born Adekunle Kosoko, the popular Nigerian singer got married barely two years ago to fellow artist Simi. Last year, the power couple welcomed their first child. As we talk, Gold points to his journey as a father and a husband as some of the biggest inspirations at the moment not just as far as music goes but as his perspective in life and how he now approaches things.

''My [artistry] has changed a lot because being a father and being a husband has made me grow a lot and more.'' Adekunle Gold tells OkayAfrica. ''It has made me understand life a lot more too. I'm feeling more responsible for people. You know, now I have a kid to raise and I have a wife to support, to be a real man and husband and father for.'' He credits this journey with both his newfound happiness and a newfound freedom as an artist.

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