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Lupita Nyongo'o Stuns In the Music Video For Jay-Z's 'MaNyfaCedGod'

Lupita Nyong'o stars in the music video for Jay-Z's ''MaNyfaCedGod'

Lupita Nyong'o is the star of Jay-Z's latest music video "MaNyfaCedGod" featuring James Blake.


Since the release of his latest album 4:44 the rapper has dropped one striking music video after another, and this one is certainly no different.

The video begins with Nyong'o and a partner taking a gleeful stroll in the park. The quote "Our external reality is an opportunity to heal an internal upset," flashes across the screen, before the video shifts to show the Kenyan actress giving a stirring solo dance performance, much eerier and affecting than the video's opening scene.

Nyongo's performance chops are on full display—she clearly didn't win that Oscar for nothing. Watch the music above.

Jay-Z's previous video for 'Moonlight' featured Issa Rae, Tiffany Haddish, Lakeith Stanfield, Jerrod Charmicheal and more in an all-black remake of the popular 90s sitcom Friends.

 

 

 

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Photo: Courtesy of Saphir Niakadie

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There's been a tremendous amount of awe-inspiring art coming from the African continent lately. Photography is no exception. It is one of the most powerful tools used in changing the way in which the West perceives Africa and its diaspora and perhaps the reason why contemporary photography is thriving.

The female gaze is paramount to the way in which the aforementioned visual stories are told and the female photographers here are using their camera lenses to give us glimpses of lands, peoples, histories, and futures unknown. Their individual experiences and perspectives are widening the scope of what is believed to be Côte d'Ivoire. Within the country's capital, Abidjan, there's a creative scene that seems to have sprawled up out of nowhere yet is so rich in its offerings.

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