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Ibibio Sound Machine Release The Fantastically High Energy Video For 'Let's Dance (Yak Unek Inek)'

London's Ibibio Sound Machine release the fantastically high energy video for "Let's Dance (Yak Unek Inek)," off their self-titled debut.


Back in March London-based octet Ibibio Sound Machine released their self-titled debut album, a hodgepodge of disco, highlife, post-punk and psychedelic electro soul tendencies that included the jumpy singles "Let's Dance (Yak Unek Inek)" and "The Talking Fish (Asem Usem Iyak)." This month the group is back on our radar with a fantastically animated video  for the bouncy vintage sub-bass of "Let's Dance." Directed by Baff Akoto, the piece has Ibibio frontwoman, British/Nigerian vocalist Eno Williams, dancing to a parade of quick drums and fat horns as she changes into vibrant costumes with cartoon designs flying around her. The sheer energy of "Let's Dance (Yak Unek Inek)" may recall afrobeat king Fela Kuti's bursting 1971 LP Open & Close or tUnE-yArDs' chimeric album WhoKill. Watch it below. Ibibio Sound Machine is out now on Soundway Records.

>>>Listen: Ibibio Sound Machine’s "The Talking Fish"

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Watch Wande Coal & Wale’s World Class Visuals For ‘Again’ (Remix)

Video Premiere: The two music giants certainly landed a 'W' with this one.

Nigerian afropop heavyweight Wande Coal has teamed up with famed American rapper Wale for a remix of his hit track "Again," off of his newly released EP, Realms.

While "Again" has been around for a minute, there's nothing like dope visuals to get the fire burning again. And fans are on board. The hit single amassed over 30 millions streams, with a steady run on many African charts this year, and is sure to keep building on top of the already impressive accomplishments.

As is typical and unfortunate in our new world of socially distancing, the two weren't able to join forces and wardrobes for an epic collaborative video. Instead, Director Adasa Cookey's brilliance manifested itself into a short film.

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