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A Cameroonian Pop Art Love Story From Singer Reniss

Cameroonian singer Reniss shares the vibrant pop art music video for her latest single "Na You" featuring fellow New Bell Music artist Shey.


Cameroonian singer Reniss shares the gleeful visuals for her single "Na You," a bubbly afro-pop love song featuring fellow New Bell Music artist Shey. The two appear blissful and bright-eyed as they woo one another in a park and dance playfully against a vibrant backdrop of colorful pop art. The single follows Reniss and Shey as they sing about the excitement of blossoming young love in English, Pidgin and in the Cameroonian Mankon dialect. The Ndukong-directed music video—shot in Cameroon’s capital Yaoundé and its outskirts—also sees Reniss rocking a stylishly elaborate updo, likely inspired by J.D. Okhai Ojeikere’s iconic hair photography. Watch the feel-good music video for Reniss’ “Na You” below. For more from the budding singer, check out her latest EP Milkish which dropped earlier this month.

 

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The Hustle: A Playlist of Anthems for Africa's Dreamers & Doers

This month at OkayAfrica we're celebrating Africa's dreamers and go-getters with the theme THE HUSTLE.

This month at OkayAfrica we're celebrating Africa's dreamers and doers with the theme THE HUSTLE. As DJ Khaled likes to say “they don’t want you to win.” But win we do. And this month's playlist is dedicated to all of you on your grind, making things happen.

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The Best Songs of 2016

The songs we had on repeat this year, from Cameroonian bangers to hits from Solange, Wizkid, and Drake.

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Meet the Senegalese Designer Making Math Chic

Diarra Bousso uses algorithms to create designs for her line DIARRABLU.

Who knew that math and fashion could work together so seamlessly? Apparently Diarra Bousso did, the self-described "Creative Mathematician" and mastermind behind DIARRABLU. The Senegalese serial entrepreneur and multidisciplinary artist left a career of trading on Wall Street to pursue design and it paid off. She has just been awarded a coveted spot as the Designer in Residence at the San Francisco Fashion Incubator for her innovative use of equations and algorithms in her beautiful designs.

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Daniel Kaluuya Is Producing a Live-Action 'Barney' Movie with Mattel

Yes, you read that correctly.

In a move that absolutely no one saw coming, Oscar-nominated actor Daniel Kaluuya is set to produce a live-action Barney movie in conjunction with Mattel Films. The Hollywood Reporter first broke the story.

Kaluuya will co-produce the film as part of his 59% production banner, which signed a first-look deal with Paramount back in May. Speaking on his involvement with the project and the impact of Barney & Friends, Kaluuya had this to say: "Barney was a ubiquitous figure in many of our childhoods, then he disappeared into the shadows, left misunderstood. We're excited to explore this compelling modern-day hero and see if his message of 'I love you, you love me' can stand the test of time."

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