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Bad Boy Timz's Drops New Music Video for "Don't Go".

Watch Bad Boy Timz's New Music Video for "Don't Go"

The up-and-coming Nigerian artist finds himself in a complicated relationship in these hazy visuals.

Bad Boy Timz has recently dropped the new visuals for his 2019 hit song "Don't Go" which features Anonymous.

The track appeared on his debut 2019 EP titled TIMZ which was an expository project that not only showcased his artistry, but also cemented his claim to being part of the new African sound.


Listen to "Don't Go" on Apple Music and Spotify.

Directed by NAYA, the music video sees Bad Boy Timz fighting it out with his supposed love interest. Completely distracted by his phone, the artist falls victim to being drugged by his love interest who then goes on to (wait for it) pull out a gun on him just a few scenes later. Talk about a proper "situationship". Naturally, Bad Boy Timz then makes numerous attempts to serenade her and win her trust back. However, things remain on shaky ground for the two lovers.

The music video is a straightforward one with hazy and soft tones in the background which give it an overall muted effect.

Bad Boy Timz shows no signs of slowing down and is determined to keep putting out musical gems for his growing fanbase. Last year saw him drop the colourful and vibrant island-style music video for his debut single "Check and Balance".

Watch the new music video for "Don't Go" below:

Bad Boy Timz - Don't Go youtu.be

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7 Gengetone Acts You Need to Check Out

The streets speak gengetone: Kenya's gengetone sound is reverberating across East Africa and the world, get to know its main purveyors.

Sailors' "Wamlambez!"Wamlambez!" which roughly translates to "those who lick," is the cry the reverberated round the world, pushing the gengetone sound to the global stage. The response "wamnyonyez" roughly translates to "those who suck" and that should tell you all you need to know about the genre.

Known for its lewd lyrics and repetitive (often call and response) hooks, gengetone makes no apologies for belonging to the streets. First of all, most artists that create gengetone are grouped into bands with a few outliers like Zzero Sufuri riding solo. The songs themselves often feature a multiplicity of voices with screams and crowds coming through as ad libs, adding to this idea that this is definitely "outside" music.

Listening to Odi wa Muranga play with his vocal on the track "Thao" it's easy to think that this is the first, but gengetone fits snuggly in a history of sheng rap based on the kapuka style beat. Kapuka is onomatopoeically named, the beats have that repetitive drum-hat-drum skip that sounds like pu-ka-pu-ka-pu. Artists like Nonini were asking women to come over using this riff long before Ochungulo family told them to stay home if they aren't willing to give it up.

Here's seven gengetone groups worth listening to.

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