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Ghana Meets UK Bass In Bryte's New 'Ice Cream' Music Video

PREMIERE: Ghanaian artist Bryte connects with Korean afrobeats dancers for this Seoul-shot video.

Accra-based vocalist Bryte goes in over some haywire electronic beat work in his new single "Ice Cream."

The new track sees Bryte linking up with frequent collaborator Mina and Tarquin for a booming production that marries his Ghanaian style with production that straddles UK bass, funky, grime and techno.

Today, we're premiering the new music video for "Ice Cream," which follows Bryte and a crew of dancers across Seoul.

"We had so much fun running around the streets of Hongdae with Korean afrobeats dancers exploring the markets and different varieties of ice cream unique to Seoul," Bryte tells OkayAfrica.

That cross-pollination of styles can be heard in Bryte's debut album, Too Good For Your Liking, which also saw him collaborate with a solid roster of producers like Gafacci, Max Le Daron, and The Busy Twist.

"Ice Cream" is the lead track from the upcoming 4-song EP, R&S presents: More Time Records Vol. 1, which is due November 29.

Get into this addictive jam and video below.


Bryte - Ice Cream (Official Video) youtu.be

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Kayode Kasum’s Quarantine Watchlist

From 'Wives on Strike' to 'Goodwill Hunting' here's what the Nigerian filmmaker is watching while stuck at home in Lagos.

Kayode Kasum, like most filmmakers, has been stagnated by the coronavirus pandemic. The director behind the blockbuster Sugar Rush and the critically acclaimed Oga Bolaji was working on the post-production of his upcoming movies, The Fate of Alakada: Party Planner and Kambili—a collaboration between FilmOne Entertainment and Chinese Huahua Media— when the Nigerian government announced the lockdown order.

While post-production on Alakada has concluded, the stay-at-home orders have delayed work on Kambili. "Since the team cannot meet at a single point, we are moving hard drives left and right," he says to me over the phone from his home in Lagos. "It is a challenge, but the beautiful thing about a challenge is, when you make it work, it is fulfilling."

Still from 'Kambili'

Kasum has turned to books and films for an escape from the unpleasant realities of the pandemic. "I have been reading Elnathan's books: Born on a Tuesday and Becoming Nigeria," he tells me. "I have also been reading film directing books, Directing Actors by Judith Weston." However, Kasum longs for the movies. "I miss going to the cinemas; I miss that experience," he says. "There are times during this pandemic that I'm like 'na wa o, I wish I can go to the cinema.'"

Below are five films he recommends you watch during this pandemic.

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