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Catch the First Teaser of 'Knock Out Blessing'—the Latest from the Makers of 'Ojukokoro'

The clip from Nigerian director Dare Olaitan's newest project is a refreshing must-watch.

Nigerian director Dare Olaitan is one of the few filmmakers shaking up what many expect to see in Nollywood films.

His new project, Knock Out Blessing, is another fusion of the comedy and suspense thriller genres that follows Ojukokoro—his film that made its New York premiere earlier this year. Olaitan says to expect the film to be "bigger and better."

The brief synopsis explains:

'Knock Out Blessing' is an intriguing tale about three girls on an adventure to survive, which takes them down a path that leads into the criminal sector of Nigeria's political underworld.

Watch the teaser below.

Just from this brief clip, we're due to see Olaitan's commentary on what everyday Nigerians endure and overcome—and we can't wait to see it in full on the big screen.

"[Knock Out Blessing] is the same genre as Ojukokoro, but not about greed this time," Olaitan shares with OkayAfrica. "It's instead about the ability of one person to change the narrative of a country and how Nigerians see themselves in relation to their government."

Knock Out Blessing stars Ade Laoye, Meg Otanwa, Linda Ejiofor, Demola Adedoyin, Bucci Franklin, Tope Tedela, Gbenga Titiloye, Tony Akposheri, Udoka Oyeka, Charles Etubeibi, Sammie Eddie, Paul Utomi, Iyke Micheal, Mary Kowo, Sandra Eze, and KC Ejelonu.

The film is set to premiere in the last quarter of 2018. Stay tuned for updates.

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Boity's Hometown Takes Centre Stage In Her New Music Video

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South African rapper Boity has finally shared the visuals for her latest single "018's Finest" featuring Maglera Doe Boy and Ginger Trill. The single comes off Boity's EP 4463, which dropped last December. Marked as a fan favourite "018's Finest" borrows from Boity's hometown dialing code. The 31-year-old rapper hails from Potchefstroom, affectionately known as Potch, a quaint town in South Africa's North West province. The music video highlights the lesser known aspects of hip-hop culture in the otherwise sleepy town.

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Listen to Chimurenga Renaissance & King Britt's New Single 'Zimbabwe', Featuring Nadine Stoddart

'Zimbabwe', the new single from Zimbabwe's alternative band Chimurenga Renaissance, is an effortless fusion of soul and rap.

Chimurenga Renaissance has returned with a new single titled ''Zimbabwe". The Chimurenga Renaissance duo, made up of Tendai 'Baba' Maraire and Hussein Kalonji, have partnered with producer King Britt and added sultry vocals from Nadine Stoddart. The single pays homage to Dumisani Maraire, Tendai 'Baba' Maraire's father.

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The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

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Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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