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Watch Timz' New Music Video for 'Check and Balance'

Timz serenades his love interest in this crisp and colorful visual.

Timz has finally dropped the music video for his latest single "Check and Balance".

On the song, Nigerian singer Timz gives us a romantic but upbeat melody that we can groove and get down to. The video opens against the backdrop of colorful umbrellas and flags overhead, bright walls and greenery. Surrounded by beautiful Black women, Timz attempts to win the heart of his love interest. One definitely gets strong island vibes from this stunning visual.


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The music video, which was directed by Director Q and shot in Lagos, depicts numerous scenes with a beautiful blend of the tropical and colorful in a way that complements the summery feel of the track itself. Add to that the vibrant party scenes with the infectious mid-tempo guitar beat produced by the brilliant Ozedikus and the pronounced Afrobeats percussion, and you have a major banger that's certainly going to have everybody clambering for the dancefloor.

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In April, the fast-rising artist signed to Anonymous Music where he's already dropped "Check and Balance" and is expected to drop a second single entitled "Number 1" in the coming weeks.

Watch the video for "Check and Balance" below:

Bad Boy Timz - Check and Balance (Official Video) www.youtube.com

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Listen to Femi Kuti's New Song 'As We Struggle Everyday'

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Femi Kuti shares his new single, "As We Struggle Everyday," the latest drop from the upcoming double album Legacy +, a joint endeavor with his son Made Kuti.

"As We Struggle Everyday" is a politically-charged afrobeat tune about people having the voting power to hold their 'leaders' accountable, but often failing to do so. Throughout the song, Femi sings "As we struggle everyday We try to find a better way See these leaders wey suppose jail Na him my people dem dey hail."

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Legacy +, which is due out February 5 from Partisan Records, includes a full album by Femi titled Stop The Hate and an album by his son, Made, titled For(e)ward. The pair have previously shared the singles "Pà Pá Pà" and "Your Enemy" off the upcoming release.

Listen to Femi Kuti's "As We Struggle Everyday" below.

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