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Iyanya And Diamond Platnumz Share The Video For 'Nakupenda'

"Kukere" master Iyanya has released a new video for "Nakupenda," his collaborative single with Tanzanian star Diamond Platnumz.


Iyanya has released a video for "Nakupenda," his collaborative single with Tanzania's Diamond Platnumz. This isn't the first time the Nigerian artist has collaborated with the Tanzanian star to deliver a dance-heavy, flashy production. The new Patrick Ellis-directed video follows Iyanya and Diamond are they chill poolside at a mansion with women, daiquiris and white pants. These two know how to do summer.

Iyanya spoke about his stylistic change from rap and R&B to afrobeats with Okayafrica last fall: "It’s me challenging myself and also knowing that every artist has to be versatile, and the place that I worked too, where I did karaoke, also exposed me to a lot of genres — rumba, salsa, all that stuff. I was singing all those songs, all that Frank Sinatra, Opera and stuff, so I am just ready to do anything right now."

Check out Iyanya and Diamond Platnumz' video for the Mr. Chidoo-produced "Nakupenda" below.

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9 Black Electronic Musicians You Should Be Listening To

Featuring DJ Lag, Spellling, Nozinja, Klein, LSDXOXO and more.

We know that Black queer DJs from the Midwest are behind the creation of house and dance music. Yet, a look at the current electronic scene will find it terribly whitewashed and gentrified, with the current prominent acts spinning tracks sung by unnamed soulful singers from time to time. Like many art forms created by Black people all over the world, the industry hasn't paid homage to its pioneers, despite the obvious influence they have. Thankfully, the independent music scene is thriving with many Black acts inspired by their forefathers and mothers who are here to revolutionize electronic music. Here are a list of the ones you should check out:

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