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You Need To See Juls & Burna Boy's Animated Video For 'Gwarn'

Follow an animated Juls and Burna Boy as they serenade their girls in this amazing (and hilarious) new video.

"Gwarn," the ultra-smooth afrobeats collaboration from British-Ghanaian producer Juls and Nigerian star Burna Boy, has been on constant heavy rotation these days.


The new single has now gotten an incredible animated visual to go along with it—and its probably the best music video you'll see all month.

Follow an animated Juls and Burna below as they serenade and lounge with their girls in this Poka-directed video.

"I had fun working with my guy Poka on this visual," Juls tells The Fader. "I really love cartoons and I wanted to switch it up a little and add some sexy vibes to animation. 'Gwarn' is one of my favourite records this year, and I hope everyone enjoys the video as much as I do!"

"Gwarn" is the lead single from Juls' upcoming Ojekoo EP. Check out the animated video below and a few select screen grabs underneath.

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Mdou Moctar Announces Debut Album 'Afrique Victime'

The album is a collaboration between Mdou, his band members and his rhythm guitarist Ahmoudou Madassane.

Matador Records has announced that the eagerly anticipated album Afrique Victime by Mdou Moctar will be released on May 21.

Afrique Victime is an unprecedented collaboration between Mdou, his band members, and Ahmoudou Madassane, who's been his rhythm guitarist since 2008. The album will present an effortless fusion of Saharan and rock music; melding guitar pyrotechnics, full-blast noise, and field recordings with poetic meditations.

You might have come across Mdou on Off White's "Imaginary TV" channel, who designer Virgil Abloh called, "one of my favorite musicians Rn."

Mdou's desert village Agadez, in rural Niger, is his source of inspiration. He attributes his artistic style to traditional Tuareg melodies and YouTube videos of Eddie Van Halen's six string techniques. Mdou has also worked on film projects. He wrote, produced, and starred in the first Tuareg language film: a remake of Purple Rain called Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai– which translates to "Rain The Color Of Blue With A Little Red In It." This earned him approval from his community and popularity across West Africa. This soon led to world tours and albums on the independent US label Sahel Sounds, including 2019's landmark Ilana: The Creator, which earned Mdou an international audience.

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