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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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Watch Santi's Spooky Short Film for 'Raw Dinner' Featuring Kida Kudz

The artist once again draws inspiration from Nollywood horror in the self-directed video.

Santi has taken his already memorable music video offerings to another level, releasing a short film as the music video for his latest single 'Raw Dinner," featuring Kida Kudz from his debut album Mandy and the Jungle.

Constantly drawing inspiration from the Nollywood horror films of the '90s—which he also referenced heavily in the video for last year's "Freaky"—the artist produced an 8-minute short with dark and stunning imagery. The self-directed and self-written video, follows a girl named Luna who possesses supernatural abilities. She joins Santi as they embark on a mission to find Kida Kudz who has mysteriously gone missing. They are then joined by another girl named Erin, who turns out to be even more otherworldly than originally thought. "Then again there is a certain type of darkness, gifted to you without explanation or purpose," says the film's narrator as the camera captures shadowy shots of terror, zombies and exorcisms.

The artist has given the film, a full movie rollout, teasing its release on social media with a movie poster, complete with acting and production credits on Friday, and dropping a spooky trailer last weekend in anticipation of its release.

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Burna Boy Talks 'African Giant,' Performs 'Ye' & 'Anybody' on 'The Daily Show With Trevor Noah'

The artist also discusses the term "afrofusion" and the famous Coachella font incident.

Following his late night debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last month, Burna Boy made his latest late night appearance on Trevor Noah's The Daily Show last night to discuss his latest album African Giant.

The artist appeared noticeably excited as he sat down for an interview with the host to discuss his success, being one of the biggest artists from the continent, appearing on Beyoncé's Lion King: The Gift album, why he describes his music as "afrofusion," and the famous Coachella font incident that inspired the name of his album.

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Watch Nigerian-American Rapper Tobe Nwigwe's Tiny Desk Concert

Joined by his wife and seven-week old daughter, the Houston-based rapper brings his Southern sounds to NPR's Tiny Desk.

Houston-raised, Nigerian-American rapper Tobe Nwigwe is the latest artist to grace NPR's TIny Desk Concert Series.

The artist performed a 5-song medley, backed by a full band and four talented backup singers. The artist was also joined at the desk by his wife Fats Nwigwe and their seven-week old daughter.

READ: Tobe Nwigwe Is the Southern Rapper Making "Purpose Popular."

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Here Are All the Samples In Burna Boy's 'African Giant'

This video breaks down all the African Giant samples & interpolations, including songs from Fela Kuti, Magic System, Naughty By Nature, D'banj and more.

Since it dropped, Burna Boy's highly-anticipated album African Giant has been making waves and getting played on constant rotation all over the place.

The 19-track album, which includes features from Angelique Kidjo, Damian Marley, Future, M.anifest, Jorja Smith, Jeremih and more, sees the buzzing Nigerian star delivering several addictive shades of his signature afro-fusion sound as he blends in influences from afrobeat, dancehall, hip-hop, RnB and more.

Listeners have also been spotting some of the many samples and interpolations used across African Giant and now, Sample Chief, a platform for African music knowledge, has put them all together in video form.

Read: Sample Chief Selects 5 of Their Favorite Samples

The samples and interpolations across African Giant include the use of Fela's "Sorrow, Tears & Blood" and Angelique Kidjo's "We WE" (in "Anybody"), Naughty By Nature's "Jamboree" (in "Collatelral Damage"), Magic System's "1er Gaou" ("On The Low"), plus many more from the likes of Stereoman, Ududo Nnobi, Blak Ryno, and D'banj.

Check them all out below courtesy of Sample Chief.

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