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Yemi Alade Drops the High-Energy Music Video for Her Single 'Bounce'

The Nigerian "Queen of Music Videos" is back with another one.

The music video for Yemi Alade's latest dance track "Bounce" is here.

The visual sees the singer hitting crisp dance moves to the song in a colorful bedroom, a space filled with multiple hanging telephones and even a laundromat—where things get really live as the singer and a group of back-up dancers deliver a choreographed dance number. The high-energy video is a fitting match for the song's pulsating production.

The video was directed by Sesan. Check it out below.

Yemi Alade - Bounce (Official Video) www.youtube.com

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Yemi Alade is back, with a new track just in time for the summer.

The Nigerian singer has released her latest song "Bounce," a bubbly tune, tailor made for the dance floor.

"Shake body. Bounce," she urges listeners throughout the Edgarboi-produced track. The repetitive lyrics—which see the artist flexing her range and unique flow—and upbeat production make it easy to hit some of our favorite moves to.


In May, the artist teased the release of her forthcoming album Woman of Steel, which will be her fourth studio album to date.

She dropped the Rick Ross-assisted remix of her hit 2018 song "Oh My Gosh," back in April, which has further added to the song's visibility. She released the songs "Yaji," and "Oga" earlier this year, which both came with memorable music videos. We'll be looking forward to even more exciting new visuals from the artist, as she's known as the "Nigerian Queen of Music Videos."

With the type of vibrancy delivered on "Bounce," we're excited to see what the artist has in store for us with Woman of Steel.

Until then, listen to the track down below.

Yemi Alade - Bounce (Official Audio) youtu.be

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A Candid Conversation With Olamide & Fireboy DML

We talk to the Nigerian stars about the hardest lessons they've learned, best advice they've ever been given and what Nigeria means to them.

Olamide and Fireboy DML have been working together for three years, but the first time they sit down to do an interview together is hours after they arrive in New York City on a promo tour.

It's Fireboy's first time in the Big Apple — and in the US — and the rain that's pouring outside his hotel doesn't hinder his gratitude. "It's such a relief to be here, it's long overdue," he tells OkayAfrica. "I was supposed to be here last year, but Covid stopped that. This is a time to reflect and refresh. It's a reset button for me."

Olamide looks on, smiling assuredly. Since signing Fireboy to his YBNL Nation label in 2018, he's watched the soulful young singer rise to become one of Nigeria's most talked-about artists — from his breakout single, "Jealous," to his debut album Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps, hit collabs with D.Smoke and Cuppy, and his sophomore release, Apollo, last year.

Even while he shares his own latest record, UY Scuti, with the world, Olamide nurtures Fireboy's career with as much care and attention as he does his own, oscillating between his two roles of artist and label exec seamlessly. His 2020 album Carpe Diem is the most streamed album ever by an African rap artist, according to Audiomack, hitting over 140 million streams. When Olamide signed a joint venture with US-based record label and distribution company, Empire, in February last year he did so through his label, bringing Fireboy and any other artist he decides to sign along for the ride, and establishing one of the most noteworthy deals on the continent.

Below, Olamide & Fireboy DML speak to OkayAfrica about their mutual admiration for each other, what makes them get up in the morning and how they switch off.

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