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Manny Norté Recruits Rema, 6LACK, Love Renaissance and Tion Wayne in Music Video for "4 AM"

The artists return to Ghana in these Meji Alabi-directed visuals for their new collaboration "4 AM".

Manny Norté has just dropped his new collaboration titled "4 AM" as well as the accompanying visuals for the track.

The multi-hyphenate talent recruits Rema, 6LACK and Love Renaissance in this vibrant new number.


It's all about instrumentals and an infectious beat in "4 AM". A fusion of Afrobeats and pop music, in addition to some great hooks, it's a bouncy and effervescent track you can really get down to and use to lighten the mood.

The music video was shot on location in the seaside town of Teshie, Ghana—the hometown of Norté's parents. Directed by Meji Alabi, opening shots show the calm ocean tide and palm trees which contribute to the overall breezy feel of the music video. It's all good vibes and good times in the scenes that follow as the group of artists join a host of other people in a beach party.

Rema continues to make some serious career moves—and the right ones at that. Steadily adding to his growing discography, the rising Nigerian star released his first official single of the year titled "Beamer (Bad Boys)" just last month as well as the remix of his 2019 hit single "Dumebi" featuring Becky G.

This year promises to showcase even more of Rema's talent and the fire collaborations he has up his sleeve.

Watch the music video for "4 AM" below:

Manny Norté, 6LACK, Rema, Tion Wayne - 4AM (Official Video) ft. Love Renaissance (LVRN) www.youtube.com


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The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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