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Still from TOBi & Juls "Dollas and Cents"

Watch TOBi & Juls' New Music Video for 'Dollas and Cents'

Video Premiere: The rising Nigerian-Canadian artist TOBi shares a playful FaceTime video set across Lagos and Toronto.

TOBi comes through with the new cross-Atlantic visuals for his latest single "Dollas and Cents," which sees him linking up with producer Juls.

The new music video, which we're premiering here today, sees the rising Nigerian-Canadian artist looking towards his birthplace of Lagos for a story that speaks to our current times. Directed by C.S., the new clip toggles between Lagos and Toronto scenes as TOBi and dancer Tiwa Pearl (who was recently in Black is King) playfully connect through a FaceTime call.

"I was supposed to be in Nigeria in March 2020 for the first time since I left as a child," mentions TOBi. "The pandemic ruined that plan but I still wanted to connect with the motherland and cook up a video across the Atlantic. so that's exactly what we did and it was a dope experience to work with creatives in the Naija scene."


"Dollas and Cents" is built on an addictive, bass-lead beat produced by Juls, who says: "One of the grooviest records I've ever made. A match made in heaven and to think the record was made in less than a week."

TOBi recently shared the deluxe version of his album STILL+ back in April.

Watch the new music video for "Dollas and Cents" below.

News Brief
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Sudan Declares State of Emergency, As Military Dissolves Transitional Government

As the North African country edged closer to democracy, Sudan's military has seized power.

Sudan's military has seized power over the North African country, arresting multiple civilian leaders, including the current Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. The power-sharing, unstable coalition, called the Sovereign Council, was created as a transitional government after the fall of dictator Omar al-Bashir in 2019, in an attempt to move towards a democratic Sudan.

The Sudanese public has been split in recent weeks as groups protested for a military-run state, while others pushed for a civilian lead, democratic nation. Last week, the Prime Minister vocalized his plans towards a full transition to civilian rule, and his plans to have that body in place by November 17, echoing the voices of thousands of Sudanese demonstrators who showed up in hoards to demand that the promise of Sudan's pro-democracy movement be honored. But on Monday the PM and multiple government ministers and officials were placed under arrest, resulting in Sudan's top general's declaring State of Emergency.

General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said in a televised statement, "To rectify the revolution's course, we have decided to declare a state of emergency nationwide… dissolve the transitional sovereign council, and dissolve the cabinet." His statement came as soldiers fired live rounds at anti-military protestors, outside of the army headquarters in the capital.

Internet services were cut across the country around dawn and the main roads and bridges into Khartoum shut, before soldiers stormed the headquarters of Sudan's state broadcaster in the capital's twin city of Omdurman, the ministry said. After months of rising tensions in the country, army and paramilitary troops have been deployed across the capital city, Khartoum, with the airports and internet access being shut down. As a result of the coup, hundreds of protestors have taken to the streets, demanding the return of a civilian ruled and the transitional government, the BBC reports.

Demonstrators have spread to a number of Sudanese cities including Atbara, Wad Madani, and Port Sudan, and more are expected to attend the call for action. "We will not leave the streets until the civilian government is back and the transition is back," protest attendee Sawsan Bashir told AFP. While demonstrator Haitham Mohamed says, "We are ready to give our lives for the democratic transition in Sudan."


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