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The Come Again: Bunny Mack's "Let Me Love You."

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The scene: a hot n sweaty nightclub in Freetown. The DJ throws on the most bangingest track, the dancers go wild, asses grindin' and daggering up something bad! Suddenly the music stops. Right in the middle of the song. Silence. The DJ has stopped the m-f track! The crowd stops, heads swivel, staring at the booth, waiting – WTF, Mr DJ?! After a heart-wrenching few seconds - the dancers salivating, wanting that beat back, chomping at the bit to get moving - the song kicks back in, right from the top. The crowd goes wild!

In Sierra Leone this move is called the "come again" - there's probably a name for it in every music culture across the world. Along the same lines, it also wouldn't be unheard of to play the same bangingest song twice or three times during the night – it's THAT good.

The reason we're sonning you all on this is that for the last few weeks in August, while some of us (ahem) are gettin' down n dirty in the desert, and others of us are chillaxing elsewhere, we present our new (butt-saving) post series: The Come Again.

In episodes of The Come Again all this week, we'll be bringing back some classics and our own personal faves from the Bright Continent. And then we'll hit repeat and play them over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and...

For our first installation of The Come Again, get your disco shoes laced up and shake that tumba to this 1979 dance-floor epic "Let Me Love You" by Sierra Leonean Bunny Mack (above). If it sounds familiar, take a listen to Wale's Attention Deficit bonus track "Sweetie" produced by Apple Juice Kid (vid, directed by tabi Bonney, after the jump).

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Whoisakin Channels His Love For Anime In the New Video For ‘Magic’

The single, featuring Olayinka Ehi, comes off his latest EP Full Moon Weekends.

Nigerian singer-songwriter Whoisakin is sharing a new music video to accompany his hit summer release, "Magic".

His roots certainly show true as his Lagos inspired trap soul/R&B sounds fill us up with feelings of summer and a love made from dreams.

High off of a recent feature in Rolling Stone, Whoisakin's latest music video comes off of his debut EP Full Moon Weekends, his first release as a part of Mr Eazi's #emPawa30 project.

With all of the successes and accomplishments that have come along with it, the original story behind the song isn't as sweet, "Magic was actually inspired by a summer 2019 fling I had with some girl", the 22-year-old singer says, "Even though I thought the relationship had potential at the early stages, she never felt the same way and it was just 'vibes' for her. I mean the moments were beautiful but they never lasted. I made the record a few weeks after we were over. She got upset at me and that was it."

He went on to speak about his first release into the music industry as, "a full story about me and my relationships in 2019, basically. I was doing an internship with some construction company at the time so I had a whole lot of time to live life (especially the nightlife), experience new things. So, I felt like an animated series for the whole tape would be the best way to share the story better. Plus, I'm a big anime fan."


Check out Whoisakin's music video for "Magic" here.


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