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Iyanya Stars In 'Away'

Iyanya stars in the dance video for "Away," shot in London by director Sesan Ogunro.


Back in January Nigerian club crooner Iyanya hit us with another one for the waist. Produced by Naija hitmaker Masterkraft, mid-tempo scorcher "Away" is the second single off Iyanya's forthcoming third studio release. It's less frantic than hot/sweaty staples "Kukere" and "Ur Waist." Regardless, it's destined to become a dancefloor mainstay. The Triple MG (Made Men Music Group) heavyweight now stars in a video shot in London by veteran director Sesan Ogunro. Watch ultra suave Iyanya show off his moves as he attempts to elude fans in the "Away" video below.

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Burna Boy performs at the Warner Music Group pre-Grammy party in Hollywood on January 2020. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Warner Music)

Burna Boy, Tinariwen, Michael Kiwanuka & More Nominated For 2021 Grammy Awards

The Nigerian star and Tuareg band are nominated in the newly named Best Global Music Album category.

The nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards are in.

The awards show, which will be hosted by Trevor Noah, will see some of the world's biggest artists up for categories like Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist.

As we previously wrote about, the Grammys have renamed the international category of Best World Music Album to Best Global Music, in an effort to reportedly make it more modern and inclusive.

In that new Best Global Music Category, Nigerian afro-fusion star Burna Boy is nominated alongside Tuareg desert rock group Tinariwen, NYC afrobeat outfit Antibalas, Brazilian-American Bebel Gilberto and British-Indian sitar player Anoushka Shankar.

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