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Seun Kuti x M1 Of Dead Prez 'IMF'

Watch Seun Kuti's music video for "IMF" featuring M1 of Dead Prez.


After taking a strong stand against the social rights situation in Nigeria, Seun Kuti takes a direct jab at the International Monetary Fund’s intervention on Nigerian economic and oil policies in “IMF (International Mother Fucker).” The horn-led afrobeat track features Seun calling out a laundry list of points against the IMF’s presence in Nigeria and features a verse from Dead Prez‘ M1.

The Jerome Bernard-directed black-and-white video features Seun playing both the role of the IMF loan officer and Nigerian citizen. The officer reveals himself to be an evil being (with a dollar-sign branded on his forehead) that eventually infects the citizen and turns him into the same money-crazed monster. No real space for interpretation here.

As Seun told The Guardian last year, ”the IMF and international policy cannot work in Africa because they do not take the common man into consideration. Now that you can only afford half the fuel you could before, where do you think the rest of the fuel will go? It’s going to the west, where the price of fuel has been skyrocketing.” Watch the music video for “IMF” below, the single will feature in Seun Kuti’s upcoming Robert Glasper-produced album A Long Way To The Beginning, due May 24 in the States.

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Listen to Tems' New EP 'If Orange Was A Place'

The buzzing Nigerian is also announcing her signing to Since '93/RCA Records and her placement as Apple Music's Up Next artist.

Tems is striking while the iron's hot and sharing her new 5-song EP, If Orange Was A Place.

The new release comes a few days after she dropped its lead single, "Crazy Tings," an addictive and bounce-heavy track produced by Ghanaian beatmaker GuiltyBeatz.

If Orange Was A Place also features a single guest appearance from American singer Brent Faiyaz — who lends his vocals to "Found" — and production from Jonah Christian. It was mixed and mastered by Spax.

The new EP comes alongside the news that Tems has signed to Since '93/RCA Records and been announced as Apple Music's latest Up Next artist.

Tems has been a highly-buzzing name in the last month with her feature on Drake's Certified Lover Boy, in which she appears on the song "Fountains," and for the massive popularity of her single alongside Wizkid, "Essence," which recently got a Justin Bieber remix.

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