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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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The 10 Best HHP Songs Ranked

On the second anniversary of HHP's passing, we rank 10 of the South African hip-hop legend's best songs.

Jabulani Tsambo, popularly known by his alias HHP, was a pivotal part of South African hip-hop. Renowned for trailblazing the motswako sub-genre in the early 2000s, the rapper sadly passed away on October 24th, 2018 after a long and much publicised bout with depression.

During his active years, which span two decades (from 1997 to 2018), he was instrumental in breaking barriers and bridging the gap between kwaito and hip-hop in SA, from the late 90s to early 2000s.

He became a household name in the 2000s as he spearheaded the motswako movement, propelling it to the mainstream and solidifying his legendary status in the process.

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