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Phyno Hits The Streets In 'Alobam'

Nigerian rapper, Phyno has released a new music video for 'Alobam' off his debut album 'No Guts, No Glory'


Since earning a spot on our Top Ten Nigerian songs of 2013 list, Phyno has been busy making waves with the release of  his debut album No Guts No Glory. Now, the "Man of The Year" is gunning for the top spot with the visuals for this hard-hitting buddy anthem. In the Major Bangz produced "Alobam"— which is Igbo slang for “my guy" — Phyno reminds fans that he's one to watch, while also paying tribute to many of his industry peers including Ice Prince, Flavour, P-Square, Olamide and J Martins. The vibrant video was directed by Clarence Peters (creative visionary behind the videos for Burna Boy's "Yawa Dey" and P-Square’s "Personally") and showcases the mohawk-sporting rapper’s distinctive style as he establishes himself as a man of the people against several colorful backdrops in different cities across Nigeria. "Alobam" is off Phyno’s debut effort No Guts No Glory (peep the #NGNG hashtag throughout the clip below), which is available on iTunes now.

 

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#BlackOutEid​: Young Black Muslims Shine as They Celebrate Eid

Young Black Muslims have found creative ways to celebrate community and share their best Eid looks, even as they #StayAtHome.

Eid Mubarak to our Muslim fam! Today marks Eid al-Fitr, the official end of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

Despite things being a little different this year (on account of the current pandemic, of course) this hasn't stopped many from finding creative ways to fast, pray and connect with their community during these times. It certainly hasn't stopped young Black Muslims from participating in the virtual tradition known as #BlackOutEid while they continue to #StayAtHome.

#BlackOutEid is an annual celebration which highlights the diversity within the Muslim world. It began in 2015, when Aamina Mohamed created the hashtag to combat the erasure of Black people within the community. Since then, the hashtag has been used across social media with Black Muslims using it to share their sharpest Eid looks.

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