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Watch P-Square's Warehouse Video For 'Shekini' + MP3 Download

Watch the music video for P-Square's "Shekini," produced by Vtek, and grab a free download of the track. Off the album Double Trouble.

Nigerian duo P-Square just dropped the visuals for their latest single "Shekini," a Vtek-produced dancefloor earworm off their sixth studio album Double Trouble. In typical P-Square fashion, the Clarence Peters-directed music video is a heavily dance-based affair which follows brothers Peter and Paul Okoye and a large crew from dark warehouses to underground garages (and to a room full of blazing World Cup Brazuca balls). For more from the album check out the T.I.-featuring video for "Ejeajo" and the twins' recent single "Collabo" alongside Mavin Records' CEO/producer Don Jazzy. Watch P-Square's video for "Shekini" below.

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Image courtesy of Peintre Obou.

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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