Watch Chocolate City's newest addition Dice Ailes' music video for "Yemisi."
<p>Canada is dipping its foot in the new afrobeat wave with <a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/tag/chocolate-city/" target="_blank"><strong>Chocolate City Group</strong></a>’s newest addition, <a href="https://twitter.com/DiceAiles" target="_blank"><strong>Dice Ailes</strong></a>. Born Shasha Damilola Alesh, Ailes released an official video for “Yemisi” directed by his brother <strong>Tee Tash</strong> and <strong>Visionaire Pictures</strong>. Ailes — who sings, raps and plays several instruments — signed with Chocolate City shortly after meeting with <a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/tag/m-i/" target="_blank"><strong>M.I. Abaga</strong></a> in Nigeria and looks to take off quickly following the success of his first single “Fantasy” — though he's still living the college student life in Toronto.</p><p>“Yemisi” offers a more chilled-back sound and groove than his previous single, delivering nice melodies over a <strong>Nyasha-</strong>produced beat with added bits of Yoruba rhymes after each hook. The video is shot at a masquerade party where he playfully sings to fellow Nigerian/Canadian based model <a href="http://instagram.com/Delailajohnson" target="_blank"><strong>De’Laila Johson</strong></a> about letting him see her wine and move to the beat. The two eye each other between shots of the party’s afro-punk attire, smooth band, and lush decorations. The infectious flute melody drives the track (as does the belly dancer that slithers to it) while switching it up a bit towards the later half where Ailes gives us some bars. Check the footage below to watch the official video for Dice Ailes' “Yemisi.”</p><p><div class="preroll-video"></div><ora-player></ora-player></p><p><span style="display:block;position:relative;padding-top:56.25%;" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="e1857759a32a344757d39cbfa6eb8a7b"><iframe type="lazy-iframe" data-runner-src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/VWp8oZy7ExI?rel=0" width="100%" height="auto" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" style="position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%;"></iframe></span></p>
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