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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Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

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Still taken from music video on YouTube.

Olamide Will 'Rock' Your World with His New Single & Music Video

Olamide's latest single 'Rock' is the first single from his upcoming album 'UY Scuti' which is set to drop this June.

Nigerian artist Olamide has released his latest single "Rock" with the accompanying music video. The track is the first to be featured on his upcoming album which is due to be released on June 14. The 10-track project, titled UY Scuti after one of the largest known red stars, is the follow-up to his 2020 album Carpe Diem which included the smash hit, "Infinity" featuring Omah Lay, as well as several other notable artists including Bella Shmurda, Phyno, Bad Boy Timz, Peruzzi and Fireboy DML.

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Photo by RODGER BOSCH/AFP via Getty Images.

Kenyans & South Africans Protest Israeli Bombing of Palestinians

The streets of Cape Town and Nairobi have been flooded with pro-Palestine protests in light of the recent bombing of Palestinians in Gaza by Israelis.

Protests have been taking place in two Southern African countries, namely Kenya and South Africa, since the tragic Israeli attacks on Palestinians this week. This past Monday, Israeli police stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque where thousands of Palestinian worshippers had gathered seeking protection. However, 300 Palestinians and two Israeli officers were subsequently wounded, according to reports. Currently, there are back-and-forth attacks between Israeli troops and Hamas, a Palestinian militant group in Gaza, which have resulted in the death of at least 300 people and counting.
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Nkuli Mlangeni-Berg is Delicately Weaving Her Name Into The International Textile Space

Recently awarded 'Best New Talent' by Monocle, Sweden-based South African textile designer Nkuli Mlangeni-Berg on her unique collaborations with other African designers and her tremendous love for weaving.