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Tanzanian Artist Ommy Dimpoz Releases 'Dede' & Energetic Music Video

Tanzanian Artist Ommy Dimpoz Releases 'Dede' & Energetic Music Video

Tanzanian artist Ommy Dimpoz has dropped his latest track 'Dede' featuring DJ Tira, Dladla Mshunqisi and Prince Bulo in addition to an energetic music video.

Tanzanian artist Ommy Dimpoz has dropped his latest track "Dede" featuring South African musicians DJ Tira, gqom artist Dladla Mshunqisi and Prince Bulo. The vibrant track is an interesting mixture of a contemporary Tanzanian soundscape and a strong South African dance music flavour. The track is the official follow-up to several other bangers the artist has released in the past including his debut studio number titled "Nai Nai" and featuring Alikiba, "Mama" featuring Christian Bella as well as "Me N You" featuring Tanzanian songstress, Vanessa Mdee among several others.


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The music video for "Dede" is as vibrant and upbeat as the track itself with ebullient backdrops and energetic choreography at the fore. It will certainly have you wanting to get onto the dance floor and bust out a few moves. Streetwear meets luxurious fashion sensibilities in the seamless visuals with a particularly striking scene of pantsula dancers clad in eclectic outfits. Pantsula dance is one of South Africa's most popular dance genres and "originates in the Black townships of Johannesburg dating back to the 1950s," according to OkayAfrica's Sabelo Mkhabela.

This past September, Ommy Dimpoz signed a major deal with Sony Music Entertainment Africa with Managing Director of the record label, Sean Watson, saying in a press release, "It's a proud moment having an artist of Ommy's calibre make the decision to partner with us at Sony." Watson also went on to add that, "We're excited about joining forces with him to bring his amazing music to the ears of as many fans as we can."

We're certainly keeping an eye out on this artist and what promises to be an explosive music career.

Watch the music video for "Dede" below:

Ommy Dimpoz - Dede (Official Music Video) ft. DJ Tira, Dladla, Prince Bulo www.youtube.com


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A Year After #EndSARS, Nigerian Youth Maintain That Nothing Has Changed

Despite the disbandment of the SARS units, young Nigerians are still being treated as criminals. We talk to several of them about their experiences since the #EndSARS protests.

On September 12th, Tobe, a 22-year-old student at the University of Nigeria's Enugu Campus was on his way to Shoprite to hang out with his friends when the tricycle he had boarded was stopped by policemen. At first, Tobe thought they were about to check the driver's documents, but he was wrong. "An officer told me to come down, he started searching me like I was a criminal and told me to pull down my trousers, I was so scared that my mind was racing in different ways, I wasn't wearing anything flashy nor did I have an iPhone or dreads — things they would use to describe me as a yahoo boy," he says.

They couldn't find anything on him and when he tried to defend himself, claiming he had rights, one of the police officers slapped him. "I fell to the ground sobbing but they dragged me by the waist and took me to their van where they collected everything including my phone and the 8,000 Naira I was with."

Luckily for Tobe, they let him go free after 2 hours. "They set me free because they caught another pack of boys who were in a Venza car, but they didn't give me my money completely, they gave me 2,000 Naira for my transport," he says.

It's no news that thousands of Nigerian youth have witnessed incidents like Tobe's — many more worse than his. It's this helpless and seemingly unsolvable situation which prompted the #EndSARS protests. Sparked after a viral video of a man who was shot just because he was driving an SUV and was mistaken as a yahoo boy, the #EndSARS protests saw millions of young Nigerians across several states of the country come out of their homes and march against a system has killed unfathomable numbers of people for invalid or plain stupid reasons. The protests started on October 6th, 2020 and came to a seize after a tragedy struck on October 20th of the same year.

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