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Sabina Ddumba & Mr Eazi Team Up for the 90s MTV-Inspired Video for 'Blow My Mind'

"I am African—the musical influences from the continent, and more closely Uganda, is in my blood," says Ddumba about the catchy Mr Eazi-assisted song.

Sabina Ddumba and Mr Eazi deliver an infectious new pop tune with their latest collaboration, "Blow My Mind."

After debuting the track last week, the duo have shared the vibrant music video for the track, which was co-written by the Grammy-award winning British-Nigerian pop star MNEKK. On the song, Ddumba an Eazi share lyrics about a lover that has blown them away over vibrant, upbeat percussion, making for a catchy tune that's hard not to sing along to.

The colorful music video, which sees Ddumba performing with a group of dancers before various sleek backdrops, was inspired by 90s MTV and shows a young girl excitedly watching Ddumba on TV, the same way she watched her favorite artists growing up, as the singer explains in Billboard. Later, Mr Eazi joins in via a fuzzy, old-school television set to deliver the song's final verse.


The 25-year-old artist, born in Sweden to Ugandan parents, spoke to Billboard about the various influences on the genre-blending track, and drawing inspiration from the sounds of the continent. "I am African—the musical influences from the continent, and more closely Uganda, is in my blood," says Ddumba "I'm not saying that I'm all about doing African-influenced music, but I love that 'Blow My Mind' turned out to be a perfect merge of soul, R&B and African rhythms."

She also spoke about getting Mr Eazi to put his unique touch on the song:

When [MNEK and I] were close to finishing the song, I was really feeling it and I asked TMS, the producers, to modify the bassline just to bring in some of that Ugandan vibe. And Mr. Eazi is the right artist for this. Even though he's not from Uganda, I can hear that we have the same musical influences and talk the same musical language."

Check out the music video for "Blow My Mind" below.

Sabina Ddumba - Blow My Mind (feat. Mr Eazi) [Official Video] youtu.be

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Bobi Wine's Release Detailed in Latest Episode of 'The Messenger'

Trauma is the topic on the podcast's latest episode: "The Ballot or The Bullet."

The latest episode of The Messenger is something to behold.

Created by Sudanese-American rapper Bas, The Messenger throws the spotlight on the thunderous circumstances many African countries face, with a close focus on Ugandan politician Bobi Wine.

In his most recent traumatic experience, Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi were released from a nearly two-week military house arrest following the ruling of a Ugandan court. Keeping up with current events and circumstances that Wine finds himself in, the latest episode of the podcast recounts the traumatic events that led to Wine's very public abuse and eventual house arrest.

Upon his release, Wine spoke with The Messenger and had this to say, "I want to remind the world that we went in this election knowing how corrupt the staff of the electoral commission is. We saw this through the campaign and the world saw how much was oppressed, how biased and one sided the electoral commission was, and how much it was in the full grip of General Museveni. And therefore we are going to test every legal test, we shall take every legal test. We shall take every legal step. And indeed we shall take every moral and morally proactive, nonviolent, but legal and peaceful step to see that we liberate ourselves. The struggle has not ended. It is just beginning."

Listen to Episode 7 of The Messenger here.

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