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A screenshot from Shane Eagle's music video for 'PARIS.'

Shane Eagle Releases Imraan Christian-Directed Visuals for ‘PARIS’ Featuring Nasty C

Watch Shane Eagle and Nasty C's Imraan Christian-directed music video for 'PARIS.'

Shane Eagle enlisted the scrupulous eye of Imraan Christian. The Cape Town filmmaker and photographer has positioned himself as a conceptual storyteller who depicts black people (especially Coloured people) with the care they deserve, but are usually denied in most mainstream media.


Shane Eagle has never been one to half-step when it comes to his music videos. He has constantly worked with like-minded director Armsdeal for his visuals which to expand on the stories he tells in his music. A great example is the audio visual project "YellowVerse."

In this latest visual for the song "PARIS," the South African emcee's visions are interpreted by Imraan Christian. The video, which was filmed in the Cape Town neighborhood of Hangberg, tells an open-ended story in which Shane Eagle references childhood, which is a common theme in his music and videos. The story is enhanced by visual effects that add elements of fantasy and science fiction to the story that culminates in Shane getting baptized by a character he encounters as a boy earlier in the video.

The video manages to maintain the raw street-centric energy of the song as the story mentioned above is intercut with performance scenes filmed in the streets of Hangberg where Shane Eagle is flanked by a group of young people.

"PARIS" is a single from Shane Eagle's latest offering, the 23-track album Dark Moon Flower, released in 2019. The song saw Shane sparring with one of his peers, Nasty C. Both rappers are considered top tier lyricists of this generation, and fans had been longing for a collaboration between the two of them.

Watch the music video for "PARIS" below and stream Dark Moon Flower underneath.

Shane Eagle "PARIS" ft. Nasty C (Official Video) youtu.be



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The 20 Essential Olamide Songs

We dive into the Nigreian star's discography to bring you the 20 Essential Olamide Songs.

Let's get something clear: no Afropop act outdid Olamide in the 2010s, and even fewer can claim to match the sheer weight of his cultural influence. By all metrics, the 31-year-old musician reigned supreme over the sonic zeitgeist of the last decade, musically encapsulating, more than anyone, Nigerian music's trudge from fascination with Western-tinged music to the mass appeal of afrobeats.

Rising from Bariga, Baddo first punctured mainstream consciousness with his belligerent bars that positioned him as an upstart with a point to prove before going on to hold the gaze of a generation with anthemic offerings that distilled conceptual narratives on hedonism, life in Lagos, and forces that moved culture into multiple hits singles.

All this was done while maintaining a level of output that is unprecedented in Nigerian pop. From 2011 to 2017, Olamide put out at least one project every year while guesting on an uncountable number of songs that lasered his identity on contemporary Nigerian popular culture and ensured his music was always on rotation.

Carpe Diem, his 2020 album, marked the next step in the evolutionary arc of Olamide's career, easing him into elder statesman territory musically – and providing further proof of what a gifted musician Olamide is.

In honor of Olamide's career, we delved into his discography to bring you The 20 Essential Olamide Songs.

This list is in no particular order.

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