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Juls Is In Great Company In the Half-Animated Video For ‘My Wave’

London-based Ghanaian artist and producer Juls jus dropped the visuals for his single “My Wave,” and we're totally here for them.

London-based Ghanaian artist and producer Juls just released the visuals for his single “My Wave,” and we're totally here for them.

In the video, the artist can be seen having a great time photographing and dancing with four women dressed in dashikis and other African-inspired prints.

“My Wave” is a dance floor packer of note, as it boasts a catchy afrobeats instrumental which the artist adorns with lovey-dovey vocals. The track feature Nigeria's buzzing Odunsi The Engine and Sona.

The song is from Juls’ latest album Leap of Faith, a record which put him at the forefront of the alternative afrobeats movement.

Watch the video for “My Wave,” premiering here with us today, above and cop Leap of Faith here.


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Photo: Single cover art courtesy of Emerald East

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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