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Watch P-Square's ATL-to-Lagos Video For 'Ejeajo' ft. T.I.

Watch P-Square's ATL-to-Lagos music video for their ultra pop collaboration with T.I. "Ejeajo"


Nigerian star twins P-Square take a heavily 70s pop route in their latest track "Ejeajo," the third single to see the light of day from their soon to be released 6th studio album. The video sees the duo getting an assist from the king of the (American) South T.I., as the crew are shown cruising around and clubbing in both Lagos and Atlanta. Twins Peter and Paul Okoye recycle a southern rap staple for the bridge, T.I. hops effortlessly onto the soul/funk beat and, as expected, plenty of Michael Jackson moves are thrown around. For more from the Nigerian twins check out their recent collaboration with Phyno and their house party video for "Taste The Money (Testimony)." Watch P-Square's music video for "Ejeajo ft. T.I.," directed by Clarence Peters and the twins' older brother Jude 'Engees' Okoye, below.

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Ivorian Artist Peintre Obou Speaks on Expression Through His Masked Characters

Peintre Obou talks about how he came to be an artist, his fervour for the mask, and his uplifting project, 'Abobo E Zo'.

Gbais Obou Yves Fredy better known as Peintre Obou is an Ivorian artist whose work is centered around the political-military crisis in his home. To date, his career has been an exploration of his passion for the human condition and the traumas he has experienced as a result of human-orchestrated disasters. He goes as far as highlighting life in the slums and the individuals who opened their arms to him in the lowly communes of Abidjan. He distinctively distorts the faces of his subjects with masks and places vibrant colors upon their bodies as he weaves tales of war, trauma, suffering, and oppression.

Last summer, the Ivorian commune of Abobo underwent renovation in a project titled, Abobo E Zo commissioned by the Minister Hamed Bakayoko. Not only were downtrodden areas within the community rehabilitated and sanitized but multiple buildings around the populous commune were painted to the delight of residents. It was street art set on enlightening a disadvantaged community piloted by Obou with help from hundreds of crafty volunteers.

This interview was conducted in French and has been translated and edited for length and clarity.

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