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Tiwa Savage's Divisive 'Wanted' Video

Tiwa Savage stars in the divisive music video for her song 'Wanted' (sampling "Jamrock"), directed by Mr. Moe Musa.


Last year Tiwa Savage's highlife-tinged love song "Eminado" squeaked in as the darling of our Top Nigerian Songs of 2013. Her latest video, for the "Jamrock"-sampling "Wanted," is a hyper-sexualized departure from the Valentine's Day charmer. Mr. Moe Musa was tapped to direct a leotard-donning Savage (nothing we haven't seen before from Rihanna and Beyoncé) in a video that rivals Sauti Sol for "steamiest" of the year. Reaction to the video, which debuted earlier this week, has been divisive. Savage herself took to instagram to comment on the backlash. "Just landed back in naija and there is all this commotion.... Wetin happen o, what did I do again," said the Mavin First Lady. Watch on below.

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Amaarae Breaks Down Her Hits In OkayAfrica's New Video Series 'Decoded'

In Decoded, our favorite African artists dive deep into their music, lyrics and share notable behind-the-scenes moments.

We're launching Decoded, our brand new pop-up style video series featuring the latest, buzzing African artists' music and influences.

We kick things off with Ghanaian-American singer-songwriter-producer Amaarae who has been making waves with the release of her debut album, The Angel You Don't Know.

In our first-ever Decoded episode, Amaarae breaks down hit songs like "Trust Fund Baby", "Jumping Ship" with Kojey Radical as well as her Southern rap musical influences. She also mentions being inspired by an op-ed that she penned for OkayAfrica in 2019, and her mother's role in helping her coin the album title The Angel You Don't Know.

When all is said and done, Amaarae just wants to give other young women "an option not to have to be the archetypal female African artist, and give them an opportunity to expand all of their possibilities, explore all the different genres, and still be successful and get this money." Amen to that!

Check out our first episode of Decoded with Amaarae below.

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