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Watch Adekunle Gold's New Music Video for 'Before You Wake Up'

The Nigerian artist is back with a video for his romantic single "Before You Wake Up."

Adekunle Gold returns with a new music video for his latest single "Before You Wake Up," which dropped earlier this month.

The love song gets an equally romantic video, with an always smiling Adekunle Gold serenading a special lady in a number of vivid settings and showing his affection for her.

Later in the video the singer also shows off a couple dance moves with a group of friends, before he and his girl ride off together in an expensive car (because it couldn't really be a Nigerian music video without one, could it?) The music video was directed by Foreign Made.

READ: Adekunle Gold Wants to Make Timeless Music

The Sess-produced track is a fitting follow up to the artist's single "Promise," a collaboration with his wife and fellow Nigerian artist Simi, which dropped at the top of the year and beautifully documented their union. Revisit the track here, and check out our interview with the artist from last year about his quest to make timeless music.

Watch the video for "Before You Wake Up" below.


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Kenyan Athlete Geoffrey Kamworor Broke the Half Marathon World Record

The athlete broke the world record by 17 seconds.

Seasoned Kenyan long distance runner, Geoffrey Kamworor, gave a stellar performance at the half marathon held in Copenhagen this past Sunday. Kamworor, who is a three-time World Half Marathon Champion, beat the previous record set by fellow Kenyan runner, Abraham Kiptum, by 17 seconds (58:01) according to BBC Sport.

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DJ Tira Releases First Self-Produced Album ‘Ikhenani’

Listen to DJ Tira's new album.

Last week Friday, DJ Tira released a new album (a clear sign that festive season is close by). Ikhenani is packed with 17 songs to which we will make memories in the upcoming summer.

The album title Ikhenani means Canaan. "As you know in the bible, there's Canaan, a place where you'll find gold and silver and all those good things. So, on the album, I'm leading people to a place where they're going to have a good time," DJ Tira says in the album's Apple Music liner notes.

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"He had police friends so I couldn't even report the abuse": How South Africa's War on Women Impacted Me

A South African woman shares her story of gender-based violence in the hopes of helping other women.

South Africa's gender-based violence, especially rape and femicide, is a national crisis. The past week has seen women marching to bring about a solution to the widespread epidemic. The following is one South African woman's account of gender-based violence at the hands of her partner and what led her to eventually leave him.

Read her story in her own words below.

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Stonebwoy and Teni Link Up for New Single 'Ololo'

A fire collaboration!

Ghanaian rapper Stonebwoy enlists Nigerian artist Teni the Entertainer for his latest single 'Ololo,' his latest since dropping "Tuff Seed" earlier this summer.

The duo shine as they exchange loving lyrics atop sultry, upbeat production by Prinx Pappi. Stonebwoy opens the track with a fiery verse about giving his all to a love interest, while Teni brings the her usual high-energy to the second verse as she delivers passionate lyrics directed at a lover. Their musical chemistry, making for a catchy jam-worthy track.

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