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Skepta Drops Hazy New Music Video for 'Pure Water' & New Single 'Neighbourhood Watch'

The British-Nigerian rapper shared two new gems with us this morning.

Skepta has released the long-awaited music video for his single "Pure Water," his first official single of 2018 which he released back in May.

The grime rapper teased the music video with an Instagram post of him in a tub surrounded by a group of fierce women back in June, and now the self-directed music video has arrived.

The hazy visuals see Skepta performing in various dark settings. In some of the more striking scenes, the rapper performs while surrounded by a group of sharply dressed women, who appear to be channeling the Fela Kuti Queens. Skepta himself dons Fela Kuti style face paint throughout the video as well.


Wizkid, who Skepta most recently collaborated with on the anthemic "Bad Energy," makes a quick cameo towards the end of the video. The visually dazzling video ends in a rave before Skepta discovers what looks like a UFO.

Check out the music video below.

SKEPTA - PURE WATER youtu.be

Skepta also dropped a brand new grime banger entitled "Neighbourhood Watch" this morning, which features British drill artist LD.

On the track, Skepta delivers his quintessential, hard-hitting rhymes atop steely production from Cards Hill. Both artists talk that talk throughout the 3-and-a-half minute song, with LD proclaiming himself the "King of Drill."

Have a listen to the gritty track below.

Skepta ft. LD - Neighbourhood Watch www.youtube.com

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How You Can Help Nigeria’s #EndSARS Protests

We round up some ways you can support the movement and its cause, no matter where you are in the world.

Widespread protests against Nigeria's notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) are becoming more of a revolution. The movement is an outcry from youths demanding a general reform of the country, majorly characterized by poor governance, with a focus on the harassment and assaults committed by SARS. The movement has been raging through the city of Lagos for the past three weeks, as protesters home and abroad have taken to the streets in masses to express their keen dissatisfaction.

Hashtags like #EndSARS, #EndPoliceBrutality, and #EndBadGovernanceInNigeria have brandished across all social media platforms to amplify the voices of the youth people fighting back. These hashtags have, in turn, gained traction with the help of celebrities like singers Rihanna, Demi Lovato, and Beyoncé, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and many others. Nigerian stars, Falz, Runtown, Tiwa Savage, Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy, and many more also joined in the movement, as many of them took to the streets with placards.

To date, the peacefully protesting Nigerians' needs have not been met. With said needs not being satisfied as they demand justice for lives lost due to the brutal and corrupt practices of police officers.

We have rounded up some ways you can support this movement and its cause, no matter where you are in the world.

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