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Watch Adekunle Gold's New Music Video for 'Kelegbe Megbe'

The Nigerian musician comes through hard with an avant-garde aesthetic in this Fela-inspired bop.

Adekunle Gold continues to serve us with incredible tracks and visuals this year. Just after he and his wife and fellow Nigerian musician, Simi, dropped the joint track "Promise", he followed that up with his first solo track of the year "Before You Wake Up"—a romantic jam. Adekunle Gold is now back with the dope music video for his latest single "Kelegbe Megbe" (translates to "know your level").


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This mellow high-life track is as spirited as it is absolutely beautiful. The sounds of "Kelegbe Megbe", which was produced by the talented Sess, are definitely influenced by the veteran Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti. The scenes of the music video dart between shots of Adekunle Gold and his performers in both couture and quirky African fashion and accessories to backdrops of bold and colorful African wax-print fabrics. It's a stunning visual that feels like a high fashion photo-shoot in motion.

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As the talented artist sings, "rain or shine, money don't buy charisma...Gucci no go sell swagger, that thing don't come overnight," he advises the listener to "stay in their lane" and know where they're at in life.

Watch the music video for "Kelegbe Megbe" below:

Adekunle Gold - Kelegbe Megbe (Know Your Level) - Official Video www.youtube.com

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Join Us at Lot 45 For a Night of Music With DJs YB, AQ, & EPM

Come to An OkayAfrica Party.

Join us for a special night of culture and sounds curated and hosted by OkayAfrica at Lot 45 in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

An OkayAfrica Party will feature the sounds of standout afrobeat selector DJ YB, NYC-based South African-Guinean DJ AQ and EPM.

See you there!

RSVP HERE FOR FREE ENTRY BEFORE 11PM

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An OkayAfrica Party

DJs: DJ YB, AQ, EPM

July 19 at Lot 45

10pm - 4am

Free before 11pm with RSVP

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Watch Stonebwoy's New Video For 'Tuff Seed'

"People have to realize that they have to be mentally strong and they have to know that they are seeds."

Stonebwoy comes through with the new single, "Tuff Seed."

The uplifting Streetbeatz-produced single sees the Ghanaian star singing about remaining tough and strong when facing life's issues. The accompanying music video for "Tuff Seed" was directed Adasa Cookey.

Stonebwoy recently stopped by Ebro Darden Apple Music Beats 1 radio show to talk about the new single. During that interview he also revealed that he has a new album coming in 2020.

"This story is an emotional one to me with everything that has been happening. I sat back and I got this inspiration," Stonebwoy mentioned in that interview. "People have to realize that they have to be mentally strong and they have to know that they are seeds. No matter what people do to them, or what they go through, they have to get down there, they have to be buried to grow into trees to grow fruit. This is a very inspirational song."

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Image courtesy of ROK Studios.

CANAL+ Group Has Acquired Top Nollywood Studio ROK To Boost Original Content Development

This a huge feat for the 4-year-old Nigerian start-up.

ROK, Africa's leading film studio and international TV network, has been acquired by top French film and television studio, CANAL+ Group, for an undisclosed amount to boost original content development.

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