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Watch Tekno's Stunning New Video For 'Jogodo'

The Nigerian singer's new music video is a celebration of the vibrancy of city life in Lagos.

When Tekno released his self-produced single "Jogodo" last month, we were ready to "whine dem Jogodo" on the dance floor. We didn't, however, realize what a romantic track it was.

That love story takes center stage in the new "Jogodo" video, released earlier today. It sees Tekno walking through the streets of Lagos, serenading a beautiful woman. As she walks through the marketplace, the singer claims that she makes "all the man dem jowaju" and dance, resulting in the story of the video.


All in all, it's a visually stunning celebration of the vibrancy of city life in Lagos. Stepping away from the extravagant lifestyle often seen in his videos, Tekno focuses more on 'everyday life': clotheslines, marketplaces, boats on the lagoon, and more.

We're not quite sure where the Asian inspiration in the video comes from (Tekno wears a woven rice hat and uses translations), but we definitely appreciate how creatively different this video is for him.

"Jogodo" is the latest in a string of singles dropped by Tekno over the last two years. He announced earlier this year that his long-anticipated EP is currently in the works, and we're definitely down to hear more tracks like "Jogodo" from him.

In the meantime, you can watch the music video for "Jogodo" below.

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7 Gengetone Acts You Need to Check Out

The streets speak gengetone: Kenya's gengetone sound is reverberating across East Africa and the world, get to know its main purveyors.

Sailors' "Wamlambez!"Wamlambez!" which roughly translates to "those who lick," is the cry the reverberated round the world, pushing the gengetone sound to the global stage. The response "wamnyonyez" roughly translates to "those who suck" and that should tell you all you need to know about the genre.

Known for its lewd lyrics and repetitive (often call and response) hooks, gengetone makes no apologies for belonging to the streets. First of all, most artists that create gengetone are grouped into bands with a few outliers like Zzero Sufuri riding solo. The songs themselves often feature a multiplicity of voices with screams and crowds coming through as ad libs, adding to this idea that this is definitely "outside" music.

Listening to Odi wa Muranga play with his vocal on the track "Thao" it's easy to think that this is the first, but gengetone fits snuggly in a history of sheng rap based on the kapuka style beat. Kapuka is onomatopoeically named, the beats have that repetitive drum-hat-drum skip that sounds like pu-ka-pu-ka-pu. Artists like Nonini were asking women to come over using this riff long before Ochungulo family told them to stay home if they aren't willing to give it up.

Here's seven gengetone groups worth listening to.

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