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Watch Stonebwoy & Sean Paul's New Video For 'Most Original'

We premiere the new Jamaican-shot visual for "Most Original."

Ghana's Stonebwoy is having a strong year following the release of his latest album, Epistles of Mama (EOM), which paired 12 dancehall tracks with 12 afrobeats songs.

The reggae-dancehall star is now linking up with one of the world's dancehall heavyweights, Sean Paul, for the new music video for "Most Original," one of the clear standouts from EOM.

This new video, which we're premiering here today, was directed by Jay Will. It takes place in Jamaica and follows the tale of a love story in the ghetto. It's being released exclusively through TIDAL.


Listen: Stonebwoy's Afro-Dancehall Playlist

"Immediately, when I heard the rhythm of the track I felt that Sean Paul would be best suited for the song," Stonebwoy told us in an interview earlier this year. "So we decided to put calls through to have him on the track. It was a very quick process."

Stonebwoy's been racking in the top-tier collaborations, as he's also recently worked on music with Trey Songz, Chris Martin, Kranium and others.

Watch the new video for "Most Original" below.


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Angélique Kidjo on Africa Day: 'We demand not to be at the mercy of our circumstances anymore.'

We speak to the inimitable Angélique Kidjo who shares some of her refreshing thoughts on Africa Day.

Today is Africa Day and while primarily a commemoration of the formation of the African Union (AU) back in 1963, it has also become an opportunity to unapologetically celebrate Africa while providing a moment for reflection on how far we've come as a continent and as a people.

With this year's theme focused on "Silencing the Guns in the context of the COVID19", there has never been a more important time for deep reflection on our collective present and future as Africans.

And who better to share in that reflection than the legendary and inimitable Beninese musician Angélique Kidjo? A fierce African and artist who has paved the way for many of her contemporaries including Burna Boy, Davido, Thandiswa Mazwai, and several others, the four-time Grammy award winner emphasises the urgent need for unity among Africans. 'It's about time that people start realising that Africa is a continent. I've been saying this my entire career,' she says passionately.

OkayAfrica spoke briefly to Kidjo who shared some of her refreshing thoughts on this year's Africa Day.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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