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Watch Mr Eazi's New Documentary 'Lagos to London'

The documentary explores the evolution of Nigerian music.

Mr Eazi shares his journey from phone salesman to afrobeats star in his new documentary Lagos to London, a visual component to his recently released mixtape by the same name.

The documentary explores how afrobeats became a major movement in the UK capital and features the artist as well as music experts like music critic and OkayAfrica contributor Joey Akan, Beats1 radio host Julie Adenuga, BBC 1Xtra radio host DJ Edu, and many others. "I want to shed some light on how music is consumed in Nigeria," Mr Eazi tells Rolling Stone.

"The world needs to know that the music scene in Lagos isn't just afrobeats—there's afropop, alternative music, there's a dance scene."

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Watch Juls & Wande Coal's New Video For 'Sister Girl'

A dance visual for the Afro-house inspired track.

Juls and Wande Coal follow-up their last great collaboration, "So Mi So," with this new single, "Sister Girl."

The new track sees Wande Coal singing about "a cheeky woman who does anything in her power to get what she wants and live a very lavish lifestyle," a statement from the artists' reads.

The Nigerian artist is backed by Juls' equally-lavish blend of afrobeats elements with a South African-house inspired beat.

"Sister girl was made in literally 5 minutes after we had waakye (a Ghanaian rice dish)," mentions Juls. "I had already laced the drums and melody and Wande caught a vibe immediately. This was actually supposed to come out before "So Mi So" but I wanted more time. I wanted to channel an Afro-House sound with the song and make it more instrumental with minimal lyrics."

Get into "Sister Girl" below.

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Watch Juls' New Video For 'Saa Ara' Featuring Kwesi Arthur & Akan

We premiere the beautiful Ghanaian-shot music video.

Juls has been delivering steady hits for years now.

In his recent single, "Saa Ara," the producer teams up with buzzing Ghanaian rapper Kwesi Arthur and Akan for an infectious blend of vintage highlife instrumentals and booming hip-hop beats

The single is now receiving a beautiful new music video shot Ghana. It features epic shots of the coastline and Elmina Castle, the first trading post built on the Gulf of Guinea and the oldest European building south of the Sahara.

"Saa Ara" is something so special to me that I HAD to go back home to Ghana to shoot the video," Juls tells OkayAfrica.

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