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DJ Tunez and Wizkid Drop the Carefree Video for 'Gbese'

It's easily one of our favorite tracks of the summer.

DJ Tunez and Wizkid share the music video for their standout collaboration, "Gbese."

The fun and stripped down video begins with DJ Tunez and a group of women look party-ready as they saunter around in their traditional attire. Wizkid enters the shot later, delivering a mellowed-out live performance backed by DJ Tunez, who's a three-man band on the keyboard, drums and guitar.

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The duo appear laidback and carefree as they perform in the all-white space, complementing the track's breezy production by Blaqjerzee.

The visual ends with DJ Tunez and friends in 70s-inspired clothing—afro wig and all—having a disco of their own. While the original track ends with a nearly 3-minute saxophone break, for this version, Wizkid adds a brand new verse, singing about his number one girl.

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With its feel-good vibes, and catchy sample of Tic Tac and Tony Tetuila's "Fefe N'efe" on the chorus, "Gbese" is easily one of our favorite songs of the summer. It's the latest collaboration from Tunez and Wizkid, who dropped the single "Turn Up" together at the end of last year.

Check out the music video for "Gbese" below.

DJ Tunez - Gbese Ft Wizkid & Blaqjerzee (Official Video) youtu.be

Interview

A Candid Conversation With Olamide & Fireboy DML

We talk to the Nigerian stars about the hardest lessons they've learned, best advice they've ever been given and what Nigeria means to them.

Olamide and Fireboy DML have been working together for three years, but the first time they sit down to do an interview together is hours after they arrive in New York City on a promo tour.

It's Fireboy's first time in the Big Apple — and in the US — and the rain that's pouring outside his hotel doesn't hinder his gratitude. "It's such a relief to be here, it's long overdue," he tells OkayAfrica. "I was supposed to be here last year, but Covid stopped that. This is a time to reflect and refresh. It's a reset button for me."

Olamide looks on, smiling assuredly. Since signing Fireboy to his YBNL Nation label in 2018, he's watched the soulful young singer rise to become one of Nigeria's most talked-about artists — from his breakout single, "Jealous," to his debut album Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps, hit collabs with D.Smoke and Cuppy, and his sophomore release, Apollo, last year.

Even while he shares his own latest record, UY Scuti, with the world, Olamide nurtures Fireboy's career with as much care and attention as he does his own, oscillating between his two roles of artist and label exec seamlessly. His 2020 album Carpe Diem is the most streamed album ever by an African rap artist, according to Audiomack, hitting over 140 million streams. When Olamide signed a joint venture with US-based record label and distribution company, Empire, in February last year he did so through his label, bringing Fireboy and any other artist he decides to sign along for the ride, and establishing one of the most noteworthy deals on the continent.

Below, Olamide & Fireboy DML speak to OkayAfrica about their mutual admiration for each other, what makes them get up in the morning and how they switch off.

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