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Remi & Sampa The Great Made Your Summer Breakup Jam

Remi and Sampa The Great, two African-rooted artists making big waves in their home of Australia, connect on "For Good."


Remi and Sampa The Great are two African-rooted artists making big waves in the Australian music scene. The pair connect on the soulful single “For Good,” a track that looks at the demise of a relationship from both partners’ perspectives.

Nigerian-Australian Remi plays the absent boyfriend while Zambian-Motswana MC, poet & singer Sampa takes on the role of the fed up girl. The song’s new music video, directed by James Ruse, similarly follows a guy who messes up his relationship by living in the night too much and ignoring his girl.

“The inspiration behind the song is mad basic,” Remi tells Okayafrica. “I was a scandalous prick, and I wanted to outline how it went down and how it affected everyone involved. The best way to do this was to have both the male and female perspective.”

“We met Sampa [and] we were blown away by her raw skill and presence,” Remi mentions. “We became family from there, she came through the studio one Sunday arvo, we played her 'For Good' and she immediately vibed out then killed it. The whole joint was super organic and real fun too make. Our favourite way to get down.”

“For Good,” which also features Hiatus Kaiyote’s Simon Mavin on keyboards, will be on Remi and frequent collaborator Sensible J’s upcoming album Divas and Demons.

Check out the music video below.

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Watch Stonebwoy's New Video For 'Tuff Seed'

"People have to realize that they have to be mentally strong and they have to know that they are seeds."

Stonebwoy comes through with the new single, "Tuff Seed."

The uplifting Streetbeatz-produced single sees the Ghanaian star singing about remaining tough and strong when facing life's issues. The accompanying music video for "Tuff Seed" was directed Adasa Cookey.

Stonebwoy recently stopped by Ebro Darden Apple Music Beats 1 radio show to talk about the new single. During that interview he also revealed that he has a new album coming in 2020.

"This story is an emotional one to me with everything that has been happening. I sat back and I got this inspiration," Stonebwoy mentioned in that interview. "People have to realize that they have to be mentally strong and they have to know that they are seeds. No matter what people do to them, or what they go through, they have to get down there, they have to be buried to grow into trees to grow fruit. This is a very inspirational song."

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