Michael Kiwanuka Explores 'Love & Hate' In This Soulful New Video

British-Ugandan singer Michael Kiwanuka shares the video for the title track off his upcoming album 'Love & Hate.'

Soul singer Michael Kiwanuka drops his latest music video for the title track off his upcoming album Love & Hate, a body of work that the artist describes as “honest, unabashed, and ambitious."

Warm vocals and subtle harmonies permeate the 8-minute track, as the British-Ugandan singer triumphantly delivers lyrics like “you can't take me down" and “can't you see there's more to me than my mistakes." It's a compelling track that reminds us why Kiwanuka is constantly drawing comparisons to soul greats like Bill Withers and Otis Redding.

LISTEN: Michael Kiwanuka Drops Highly-Anticipated New Album 'KIWANUKA'

The understated visuals, directed by Huse Monfaradi, begin with Kiwanuka and a group of fellow musicians sharing a meal in the studio before jumping into a spirit-stirring recording session.

The artist's sophomore album is set to drop this June, pre-order it here. Revisit Kiwanuka's previous music video for his single “Black Man in a White World" and watch “Love & Hate" below.

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The Ndlovu Youth Choir Wins the Hollywood Music in Media Award

South Africa's favorite choir continues on its winning streak.

The Ndlovu Youth Choir continues to fly the South African flag high. Recently, the choir was awarded the Hollywood Music in Media Award in the category of "Best Independent Music Video" alongside Grammy award-winning South African flautist, Wouter Kellerman, for their Zulu rendition of Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You".

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Watch Ami Faku and Sun-El Musician’s Music Video for ‘Into Ingawe’

Ami Faku and Sun-El Musician share the visuals for their hit single 'Into Ingawe.'

Rising South African singer Ami Faku collaborated with the house music producer Sun-El Musician for "Into Ingawe" which was released in June. The song became an instant hit on radio and the internet.

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'54 Silhouettes' at the British Council of Nigeria's Lagos Theatre Festival. Photo: Drive Adebayo.

'54 Silhouettes' Is the One-Man Play Exploring What Happens When Other People Tell Our Stories

The play is the first from Nigeria to show at the international United Solo Theatre Festival in NYC.

Playwright, screenwriter, and theatre director Africa Ukoh's award-winning play 54 Silhouettes has made its way to New York City as part of the United Solo Festival, the annual international festival, highlighting solo theatre performances through a "variety of one-person shows."

The one-man play stars the award-winning Nigerian actor Charles Etubiebi as a struggling actor who thinks he's landed his big break when he gets a major role in an upcoming blockbuster, he becomes conflicted, however, when he learns the film is yet another stereotypical "war in Africa" production—the type of film he vowed to never do. "Caught between career ambitions and ideals of his African identity, he must decide whether to do the film or ditch it," reads an official description of the show.

"The play explores African representation in global media and asks questions about creative responsibility, with tensions of cross cultural relations at the center of it all," Ukoh tells OkayAfrica. "It explores the inherent complexities in culturally unique stories being told by people of different cultures and how this intersects with power dynamics, commerce, and artistic ideals."

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