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This Zimbabwean Collective Is Living Their Best Life In The Video For ‘Loco Loco’

Prior to releasing their EP, 'Safe in Sound,' MERK drop the video for “Loco Loco.”

MERK is a New York-based Zimbabwean music collective who've been making buzz in the run-up to their upcoming EP, Safe in Sound (due October 9).

The group just released a video for “Loco Loco," a song that has elements of afrobeats, reggae and pop. The clip features the MERK crew frolicking and playing soccer.

“The record is fun, it felt like a single and we felt like it needed a fun video,” says Bic, the crew’s frontman. “[The video] is kind of inspired by Space Jam, one of our childhood favorites. We played an entire game of football during the shoot. We won.”

Watch the video for “Loco Loco” above and pre-order the 16-track Safe in Sound EP here.

Follow MERK on Twitter and Instagram.

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Burna Boy Talks 'African Giant,' Performs 'Ye' & 'Anybody' on 'The Daily Show With Trevor Noah'

The artist also discusses the term "afrofusion" and the famous Coachella font incident.

Following his late night debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last month, Burna Boy made his latest late night appearance on Trevor Noah's The Daily Show last night to discuss his latest album African Giant.

The artist appeared noticeably excited as he sat down for an interview with the host to discuss his success, being one of the biggest artists from the continent, appearing on Beyoncé's Lion King: The Gift album, why he describes his music as "afrofusion," and the famous Coachella font incident that inspired the name of his album.

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Video: Walshy Fire On Bridging African & Caribbean Sounds In 'ABENG'

In 'Moments With: Walshy Fire,' we sit down with Walshy Fire to talk about the many inspirations behind ABENG, Kenya's role in the process, the label of "afrobeats," and pushing positive music.

Walshy Fire—producer, DJ and member of Major Lazer—recently released his latest record, ABENG.

Throughout its 11 songs, the new album aims to be a conversation between the Caribbean and Africa, featuring some of the biggest names across the dancehall and afro-fusion scenes like Mr Eazi, Kranium, Ice Prince, Demarco, Wizkid, Runtown and many more.

We sat down with Walshy Fire to talk about the many inspirations behind ABENG and its title, Kenya's role in the process, the label of "afrobeats," and pushing positive music.

Watch below.

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Cameroonian UFC Fighter Francis Ngannou Is Set To Join the 9th 'Fast & Furious' Installment

"The Predator" will be the third UFC fighter to make an appearance in the blockbuster franchise.

This Cameroonian UFC fighter will be making his first movie appearance in the next installment of Fast & Furious, Deadline reports.

Francis Ngannou will be playing a character that has yet to be announced in the ninth Fast & Furious movie—the third UFC fighter to join the blockbuster franchise. The film is set to be released May 22, 2020.

Known in the ring as "The Predator," he currently ranks second in the heavyweight division, Deadline adds.

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Listen to Swae Lee & Drake's​ New Single 'Won't Be Late,' Produced by Tekno

As well as production, Tekno also gets a writing credit on the new song.

Rae Sremmurd's Swae Lee drops two new singles today, "Won't Be Late" featuring Drake and "Sextasy."

"Won't Be Late" is notably produced by Nigeria's own Tekno. The new single is built on a mid tempo, afro-fusion-inspired beat, filled with claps, and light keyboard chords.

As well as production, Tekno also gets a writing credit on the new song. You can hear his input when Drake sings lines like, 'Ikebe, pressing on me heavy' and 'Bakasi, moving on me wassy.'

If you remember, Drake shouted out Tekno last year as one of his many inspirations behind Scorpion and posted a picture of them working on something together.

"Won't Be Late" is paired with Swae Lee's "Sextasy" which was produced by Mike WiLL Made-It and Chopsquad DJ.

Tekno's had a lively past few months. He was recently featured in Beyoncé's The Lion King: The Gift album and dropped his "Agege" collaboration with Zlatan. He was also accused of being a "threat to security" by Nigeria's Council for Arts & Culture for that single's pole dancing video.

Listen to "Won't Be Late" below.

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