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Liberian-Italian MC Karima 2G's Music Video Plea For World Refugee Day

'Bantu Juke' MC and beatmaker Karima 2G shares calls out the European Union for their lack of concern and response about "Refugees."


Liberian-Italian rapper and beatmaker Karima 2G shares a resonant plea for World Refugee Day in her latest visuals for "Refugees." The self-directed music video features the MC calling out the European Union's lack of a comprehensive policy to address the thousands of people fleeing Africa and the Middle East across the Mediterranean.

"This song was written in memory of all those Refugees and Migrants who are in Europe still suffering and dying at our borders," Karima explains to Okayafrica in an e-mail. "Prime Ministers and Politicians all over Europe are not willing to search for solutions to one of the biggest tragedies of our time: the suffering and dying of thousands of refugees in the Mediterranean Sea. These people fled from war and hunger, they struggle for a better Life. We must remember the refugees who passed
 away by fighting for their rights! I believe that Italy cannot do it on it Own. Is time for the EU institutions to take Action!"

Get acquainted with more of Karima's ‘bantu juke’ style, a self-coined genre that mixes Chicago juke with elements of techno, hip-hop, house, UK bass and her Liberian roots in her Revolution In Progress mixtape and "Bantu Juke" single. Watch Karima 2G's music video for "Refugees" below.

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Whoisakin Channels His Love For Anime In the New Video For ‘Magic’

The single, featuring Olayinka Ehi, comes off his latest EP Full Moon Weekends.

Nigerian singer-songwriter Whoisakin is sharing a new music video to accompany his hit summer release, "Magic".

His roots certainly show true as his Lagos inspired trap soul/R&B sounds fill us up with feelings of summer and a love made from dreams.

High off of a recent feature in Rolling Stone, Whoisakin's latest music video comes off of his debut EP Full Moon Weekends, his first release as a part of Mr Eazi's #emPawa30 project.

With all of the successes and accomplishments that have come along with it, the original story behind the song isn't as sweet, "Magic was actually inspired by a summer 2019 fling I had with some girl", the 22-year-old singer says, "Even though I thought the relationship had potential at the early stages, she never felt the same way and it was just 'vibes' for her. I mean the moments were beautiful but they never lasted. I made the record a few weeks after we were over. She got upset at me and that was it."

He went on to speak about his first release into the music industry as, "a full story about me and my relationships in 2019, basically. I was doing an internship with some construction company at the time so I had a whole lot of time to live life (especially the nightlife), experience new things. So, I felt like an animated series for the whole tape would be the best way to share the story better. Plus, I'm a big anime fan."


Check out Whoisakin's music video for "Magic" here.


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