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Listen to Adekunle Gold's Charming New Single, 'Before You Wake Up'

Another sweet tune for the lovers from the Nigerian crooner that will make your day.

Adekunle Gold has lifted our spirits by dropping his new single, "Before You Wake Up" today. The Nigerian crooner continues to flex his toasting skills, taking the straightforward, Sess-produced track to sweep his love off her feet.


"I know you need a holiday," he sings, opening the song. "Let's go away for 6 months—twice in a year."

We're sold. Who wouldn't want to get flewed out for a year-long vacation?!

"Before You Wake Up" falls in line with AG's fresh and bright pop sound where he's holds nothing back. He finds comfort in being vulnerable (and albeit, corny)—expressing how he has fallen in love, how big it is and what he'll do as a result. Which is none other than give her the world.

Listen in and watch the lyric video for "Before You Wake Up," animated by Anietie Brendan, below.

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Watch the Music Video for Rema's New Single 'Lady'

Check out the buzzing Nigerian singer's latest.

Nigerian artist Rema shares the music video for his latest single "Lady" from his new EP Bad Commando.

The music video, directed by Tadas Vanagas also features choreography from Sophia, which is performed throughout the video by a talented dancer who takes the spotlight. Rema appears later in the video, dressed in trendy streetwear as his love interest ties him up and serenades him. The song itself is an airy with house-inspired production from Altims. It's made up of harmonies that Rema deliveries mostly in pidgin. It was one of our Best Nigerian Songs of the Month for October.

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The 25 Essential Wizkid Songs

All of Wizkid's biggest hits to date, including the Nigerian Starboy's massive singles and notable features. Updated in 2019.

Wizkid is one of the biggest artist coming out of Africa right now.

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The 12 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Rema, J Hus, YoungstaCPT, Thutmose, N'veigh and more.

Every week, we highlight the cream of the crop in music through our Best Music of the Week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

Check out all of OkayAfrica's new playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

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Miss South Africa Wants Men to Write Love Letters to Women to Fight Against Gender-Based Violence

Unfortunately, there's nothing stopping abusive men from writing these love letters too.

South Africa's newly crowned Miss SA Zozibini "Zozi" Tunzi has launched a "HeForShe" campaign which aims to tackle the alarming rates of femicide and gender-based violence in the country. The campaign, which is in partnership with the South African arm of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), wants South African men to step up and join the collective fight against abuse. However, the campaign has been criticized by many because of the way in which it wants men to step—by writing love letters to women. The campaign has divided South Africans, particularly those on social media.

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