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Asa Shares the Video for New Single, 'Be My Man'

Watch Asa's music video for "Be My Man"


Born in Paris to Nigerian parents and raised in Lagos since the age of 2, Asa got her love for singing and developed her writing style while internalizing the sounds of Marvin Gaye, Fela Kuti, Bob Marley and Sunny Ade.  Her debut album, Asa [Asha], carried an acoustic neo-soul vibe, which was great but a bit predictable.  On Beautiful Imperfection, Asa breaks out of her shell while developing a new sound and look. The album is set for release in North America during the fall of 2011, but is available everywhere else in the world, as noted on Asa's website. The video for the first single, Be My Man, offers a glimpse of Asa's new sound and style.

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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