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Joey Le Soldat's Booming Video For 'Burkin Bâ'

Burkinabé rapper Joey Le Soldat shares the official music video for his song "Burkin Bâ" off his 2014 sophomore album of the same name.


In the joyous new video for his song "Burkin Bâ," Burkinabé rapper Joey Le Soldat looks at the camera with a mix of kingly ferocity and childlike jubilee that beams off the screen. In the official visuals for the title track off Soldat's socially-conscious second album Burkin Bâ LP, directors Oncle LéonSan Remy depict Soldat dancing to drum thuds and electronic whirs along with a group of smiling boys and head-bobbing men. The deep-voiced emcee is clearly the leader of his crew but he makes himself a part of it, joining in the loose revelry while he raps, "all children of the same country. Let us rise, let us fight to build our homeland." Joey Le Soldat's Burkin Bâ LP is out now on Akwaaba/Tentacule Records. Check the video out below.

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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