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Sampha's '(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano' Video Is Full of Soul

Sampha shares his latest music video for "(No One Knows Me) Like A Piano" featuring British-Ghanaian model, Adwoa Aboah.

Earlier this month, Sampha dropped "(No Ones Knows Me) Like The Piano" a heartfelt dedication to his Sierra Leonean mother.


Today, the British singer shares the music video for the track, which also stars British-Ghanaian model Adwoa Aboah.

The Jamie-James Medina-directed clip sees Sampha at a piano, singing his soulful heart out to, what looks like, a spirit of Aboah. With its oaky shots of the two in a smoke-filled room, the music video adds a warm touch to Sampha's delicate ballad.

After his appearance on Solange's A Seat At The Table and the release of last year's "Timmy's Prayer," Sampha's had an auspicious couple of months that's sure to continue with the release of his forthcoming album Process, due out this Friday, February 3.

Check out the music video for "(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano" below and a 360° VR version underneath.

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Adekunle Gold Is Living His Best Life

We speak to the Nigerian star about how marriage and fatherhood have led him to find both newfound happiness and newfound freedom as an artist.

''I'm having the time of my life,'' says Adekunle Gold over a Zoom call while seated in his office in Lagos. ''I'm making songs that are so true to my current energy, my current vibe.'' When I got on the call with the 34-year-old artist on a Wednesday afternoon, the first thing I noticed was his hair tied up in little braids, the second was his wide smile. As we speak, the crooner laughs multiple times but it's his aura that shines through the computer screen, it lets you know better than his words that he's truly having the time of life.

Born Adekunle Kosoko, the popular Nigerian singer got married barely two years ago to fellow artist Simi. Last year, the power couple welcomed their first child. As we talk, Gold points to his journey as a father and a husband as some of the biggest inspirations at the moment not just as far as music goes but as his perspective in life and how he now approaches things.

''My [artistry] has changed a lot because being a father and being a husband has made me grow a lot and more.'' Adekunle Gold tells OkayAfrica. ''It has made me understand life a lot more too. I'm feeling more responsible for people. You know, now I have a kid to raise and I have a wife to support, to be a real man and husband and father for.'' He credits this journey with both his newfound happiness and a newfound freedom as an artist.

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