Seun Kuti And Nneka Celebrate Incredible Black Women In This New Music Video

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 praise Nina Simone, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, Maya Angelou, Angela Davis and all strong black women in a new music video.

Still from "Black Woman" music video.

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 share the long-awaited music video for their single “Black Woman,” off their third album A Long Way To The Beginning.

The brass-filled tune features vocals from Nneka and sees Kuti praising the “mind, courage and strength” of the black woman through encouraging lyrics. “I write this song for you (black woman), and I see everything you go through (black woman), that’s why me respect you (black woman).”

Black women take center stage in the 4-and-a-half minute visual—dressed vibrantly and dancing jubilantly to the song’s groovy beat and powerful message. Kuti celebrates black female icons by showcasing murals of his grandmother, Nigerian women’s liberation leader Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti along with Nina Simone, Maya Angelou, and Angela Davis.

Kuti stressed the importance of acknowledging our black heroes rather than purely idolizing Western figures last year in an interview with Okayafrica. “Black people need to find a way to begin realizing their real heroes. Not the heroes the media is imposing on us. It’s difficult but I also see that there’s a big victory there. A victory we can say we achieved on our own, without mainstream media, without anything –just through people power.”

Watch the music video for “Black Woman” below and check out the recently released Black Woman (Remixes) EP available now.

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Photo: Single cover art courtesy of Emerald East

Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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