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Watch Chocolate City's Newest Signee Dice Ailes' Video For 'Yemisi'

Watch Chocolate City's newest addition Dice Ailes' music video for "Yemisi."


Canada is dipping its foot in the new afrobeat wave with Chocolate City Group’s newest addition, Dice Ailes. Born Shasha Damilola Alesh, Ailes released an official video for “Yemisi” directed by his brother Tee Tash and Visionaire Pictures. Ailes — who sings, raps and plays several instruments — signed with Chocolate City shortly after meeting with M.I. Abaga in Nigeria and looks to take off quickly following the success of his first single “Fantasy” — though he's still living the college student life in Toronto.

“Yemisi” offers a more chilled-back sound and groove than his previous single, delivering nice melodies over a Nyasha-produced beat with added bits of Yoruba rhymes after each hook. The video is shot at a masquerade party where he playfully sings to fellow Nigerian/Canadian based model De’Laila Johson about letting him see her wine and move to the beat. The two eye each other between shots of the party’s afro-punk attire, smooth band, and lush decorations. The infectious flute melody drives the track (as does the belly dancer that slithers to it) while switching it up a bit towards the later half where Ailes gives us some bars. Check the footage below to watch the official video for Dice Ailes' “Yemisi.”

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How You Can Help Nigeria’s #EndSARS Protests

We round up some ways you can support the movement and its cause, no matter where you are in the world.

Widespread protests against Nigeria's notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) are becoming more of a revolution. The movement is an outcry from youths demanding a general reform of the country, majorly characterized by poor governance, with a focus on the harassment and assaults committed by SARS. The movement has been raging through the city of Lagos for the past three weeks, as protesters home and abroad have taken to the streets in masses to express their keen dissatisfaction.

Hashtags like #EndSARS, #EndPoliceBrutality, and #EndBadGovernanceInNigeria have brandished across all social media platforms to amplify the voices of the youth people fighting back. These hashtags have, in turn, gained traction with the help of celebrities like singers Rihanna, Demi Lovato, and Beyoncé, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and many others. Nigerian stars, Falz, Runtown, Tiwa Savage, Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy, and many more also joined in the movement, as many of them took to the streets with placards.

To date, the peacefully protesting Nigerians' needs have not been met. With said needs not being satisfied as they demand justice for lives lost due to the brutal and corrupt practices of police officers.

We have rounded up some ways you can support this movement and its cause, no matter where you are in the world.

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