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Sauti Sol's Steamy 'Nishike' Video

Kenyan afro-pop crooners Sauti Sol have dropped a steamy video for 'Nishike.'


Sauti Sol just dropped a very... intense... video for their new single "Nishike." Against very minimalist backdrops, the Kenyan afro-pop crooners say sayonara to their shirts as they woo their equally banging leading ladies in the Enos Olik-directed video. There's no question that "Nishike" (Swahili for "touch me") is a bonafide slow jam sure to secure a spot on many a late night playlist, but the only question we have now is whether or not the video will be considered too hot for TV. Sauti Sol is currently nominated for Best Group at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards, so we're sure the fan votes will come pouring in after this gratuitous piece of eye candy. Watch the questionably safe for work video below, and keep an eye out for Sauti Sol's forthcoming studio album.

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Interview: Bumi Thomas Was Given 14 Days to Leave the UK

We speak with the British-based singer-songwriter about her fight against a "hostile environment policy" and the release of her latest EP, Broken Silence.

There's a lot of vulnerability and soul packed into Bumi Thomas' latest EP. Given the surrounding context of a legal battle, Broken Silence was released, in Bumi's words, "at a time when microcosms of institutionalised racism have garnered so much momentum highlighting the domino effect of systems of oppression that have led to this powerful, global resurgence of the Black lives matter movement."

The inspiration behind this EP came at a time when Bumi faced a legal battle to stay in the UK, after receiving a letter from the UK Home Office to leave the country within 14 days. Understandably causing huge stress, this case turned from an isolated incident to national news, with 25,000 people signing her petition and raising money via crowdfunding for legal fees.

We spoke with the British-based singer about all of this below.

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

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