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Watch Major Lazer's New Video For 'Tied Up' Featuring Mr Eazi & Raye

Major Lazer take things to Ghana for this new clip.

Major Lazer have been sharing some great collaborations with the likes of Burna Boy for "All My Life" and Babes Wodumo in "Orkant/Balance Pon It."

A third one has now dropped in the form of "Tied Up," which features Mr Eazi and London singe Raye. It comes accompanied by a striking new music video that focuses on the buzzing youth of Accra, Ghana.


The new video was directed by Adriaan Louw, the same South African director who's helmed the clips for their past two singles with Burna and Babes Wodumo. It was also produced by OkayAfrica alum Allison Swank of The Swank Group.

"Over the past few years we've had the chance to tour extensively and work with artists across Africa," mentions Diplo. "These music scenes continue to inspire the music we make and sets we play. We wanted to bridge our music as Major Lazer with all these new sounds and genres coming out of Africa."

Mr Eazi has been busy as usual these days as he also just dropped a new video for "Mamee" alongside Efya.

Major Lazer will be playing shows across South Africa, Malawi, Kenya and Uganda in September & October. Check out their tour dates underneath.

Watch the new music video for "Tied Up" featuring Mr Eazi and Raye below.

MAJOR LAZER LIVE

September 29 Johannesburg, South Africa H2O—Wild Waters Complex

September 30 Leopards Bay, Malawi Lake of Stars Festival

October 5 Lagos, Nigeria Hard Rock Beach

October 6 Nairobi, Kenya Tuborg Open & Kenya Nights

October 8 Kampala, Uganda Sheraton Gardens

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From 'Wives on Strike' to 'Goodwill Hunting' here's what the Nigerian filmmaker is watching while stuck at home in Lagos.

Kayode Kasum, like most filmmakers, has been stagnated by the coronavirus pandemic. The director behind the blockbuster Sugar Rush and the critically acclaimed Oga Bolaji was working on the post-production of his upcoming movies, The Fate of Alakada: Party Planner and Kambili—a collaboration between FilmOne Entertainment and Chinese Huahua Media— when the Nigerian government announced the lockdown order.

While post-production on Alakada has concluded, the stay-at-home orders have delayed work on Kambili. "Since the team cannot meet at a single point, we are moving hard drives left and right," he says to me over the phone from his home in Lagos. "It is a challenge, but the beautiful thing about a challenge is, when you make it work, it is fulfilling."

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Kasum has turned to books and films for an escape from the unpleasant realities of the pandemic. "I have been reading Elnathan's books: Born on a Tuesday and Becoming Nigeria," he tells me. "I have also been reading film directing books, Directing Actors by Judith Weston." However, Kasum longs for the movies. "I miss going to the cinemas; I miss that experience," he says. "There are times during this pandemic that I'm like 'na wa o, I wish I can go to the cinema.'"

Below are five films he recommends you watch during this pandemic.

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