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Tems Releases Extraterrestrial Music Video for 'The Key'

Tems Drops Extraterrestrial-Inspired Music Video for 'The Key'

Tems has released out-of-this-world visuals for her 2020 track 'The Key' which features on her 'For Broken Ears' EP.

Nigerian songstress Tems has released the new visuals for her track "The Key" which features on her 2020 For Broken Ears EP. Directed by UAX, the music video is the artist's first visual production for this year and showcases her daring cinematic conceptualisations.


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From releasing her EP last year, making our "The 20 Best Nigerian Songs of 2019" list to working with Khalid on his "Know Your Worth" remix also featuring Davido, Tems has been busy—and she's not planning on slowing down either. Her latest music video bears testament to just that.

The music video opens with a stunning view of the Earth which then zooms into a remote and desolate area where Tems and her tribe are situated. The distinct use of red and heavy shadows makes for a slightly ominous and overall supernatural atmosphere that precedes Tems opening a magical chest which bestows her and her tribe with superpowers. The extraterrestrial-inspired visuals align quite well with the mid-paced track and make for some pretty interesting viewing.

Speaking recently about her For Broken Ears EP with OkayAfrica, Tems says, "The intention of my EP was to bring some kind of healing to anyone who might need it and inspire the want and desire to find oneself and the desire to be self-aware." The Nigerian artist goes on to add that, "I also just wanted it to help free the toxicity in people's lives and just help them feel new again. So I couldn't have foreseen this reception," and ends off by saying, "I also just feel that maybe my spirit was speaking ahead of me as it is not something I can really explain."

Watch the riveting music video for "The Key" below:

Tems- The Key (Official Video) www.youtube.com

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Here's What You Need To Know About The Political Unrest In Sudan

Thousands have been protesting the Sudanese government over the weekend, supporting the military's plans for a coup.

Sudan's transitional government is in turmoil as thousands of citizens conducted a sit-in protest against them, over the weekend. A group of Sudanese citizens have called on the military to disestablish the nation's current government, as the country struggles with the greatest crisis they've seen since the end of former dictator Omar al-Bashir's controversial ruling, two years ago. The weekend's pro-military protests come as anti-military protestors took to the streets earlier this month to fight for civilian-ruled laws.

Military-aligned demonstrators assembled outside of the famously off-limits entrance of the Presidential Palace located in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum on Monday. Gatherers set up tents, blocking off access to two main intersections, cutting off access to the capital for those inside. Police attempted to wave off crowds with teargas, with Khartoum state officials saying they had, "repelled an attempted assault on the seat of government," in a statement issued Monday.

The assembly was called for by a coalition of rebel groups and political parties that support Sudan's military, accusing the civilian political parties of mismanagement and monopolizing power under their ruling. Demonstrations began on Saturday, but Sunday's gathering saw a lower attendance. According to Reuters, by Monday afternoon, thousands, between 2,000 - 3,000, had returned to voice their concerns. 52-year-old tribal elder Tahar Fadl al-Mawla spoke at the helm of the sit-in outside of the Presidential palace saying, "The civilian government has failed. We want a government of soldiers to protect the transition." Alongside a 65-year-old Ahman Jumaa who claimed to have traveled more than 900 kilometers (570 miles) from Southern region Nyala to show his support.

Protesters are demanding the appointment of a new cabinet that is "more representative of the people who participated in the December 2019 revolution that eventually led to the ousting of former president Omar al-Bashir", Al Jazeera reported from Sudan. Protesters headed towards the Presidential Palace, where an emergency cabinet meeting was being held when they were met by police forces.

Pro-civilian political parties have plans for their own demonstration on Thursday, the anniversary of the 1964 revolution that overthrew Sudan's first military regime under Ibrahim Abboud and brought in a period of democracy that the country still struggles to uphold.


Sudanese Twitter users shared their thoughts online, with many drawing similarities between the current unrest and other political crises the nation has faced.


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