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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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Josh2funny Is the Nigerian Comedian Inspiring Global Trends

The internet sensation speaks to OkayAfrica about his journey, the several comedy personalities he's created over the years, creating the viral #DontLeaveMe challenge, and being properly credited for his work.

Nigeria's pool of social media comedians is ever increasing, and this is backed by the heavy consumption of online content by Nigerians and the quick rise to stardom of viral internet sensations. Although these internet sensations easily transition into stage comedians and online influencers, more often than not. they fade away as quickly as they rise to prominence. Variety is the only way to remain relevant. The audience has become ever so demanding of new creative ventures and they are fed by the immediacy the internet offers.

Josh Alfred, otherwise known as Josh2funny, has had an unusual path to internet comedy fame. He began his online comedy journey after failing in his stand-up comedy foray. Inspired by the vast consumption of social media comedy content, Josh2funny made his first skit in 2016—a short dry humour video which he comically slapped his friend into a state of perpetual confusion.

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Interview: Praiz On His Gut Instinct to Release 'To The Moon'

The Nigerian artist talks to us about his intimate new EP from his home in Lagos.

Like most musicians who have found themselves locked down during the pandemic, Praiz, aka Praise Ugbede Adejo, used the time to make music. His new five-track EP, called To The Moon, is designed to make the enforced chill time at home a lot smoother, whether or not you have someone to share it with.

The Nigerian artist, whose silky voice has earned him much, well, praise, since his stint on the inaugural season of Project Fame West Africa, has over the past decade, become one of the country's most endearing artists, performing alongside international stars and sharing his afrobeat-infused brand of R&B. Along the way, he even managed to score a day named after him in Minnesota, before Beyoncé and the late Prince got theirs.

Below, Praiz talks to OkayAfrica about making the EP, and why he changed its name, over the phone from his home in Lagos.

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Malian Government Condemned For Lethal Force Used Against Protesters

At least 11 protesters have been killed in the ongoing mass demonstrations calling for the resignation of Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.

The Malian government has recently been condemned by regional and international bodies for the use of lethal force by security forces against protesters this past weekend. At least 11 people have been killed in the ongoing mass demonstrations collectively calling for political reforms and the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.

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