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Watch The Best Throwback Thursday Music Video by Cameroon's Rick James

Jimmy Takoube's music video for "Dream Me Up" resurfaced on the internet this week—read more to find out why it's a must-watch.

I can surely speak for everyone at Okayafrica that for the past couple of days, we've been obsessively watching the music video of Jimmy Takoube's 1988 jam, "Dream Me Up," for the obvious—it's hilarious, yet brilliant.

From the threads to his hairdo, the Cameroonian new wave crooner channels his inner Rick James—shamelessly taking another guy's woman (from out of his car!!) and proceeds to serenade her with killer dance moves in a cobalt blue jumpsuit. Let's also not forget about the noteworthy hair salon scenes.

To me, this video and song are a great example of the pop culture exchange between the diaspora and the continent. It's always been a thing—and judging by the cross-cultural collaborations we've seen this year alone, it will always be a thing (yes, I'm looking at you, Drake).

Of course, the editorial squad's been trying to dig up all we can on Takoube, though searching for him on Google yields sparse results. We do have a few leads, so keep a lookout for more on Takoube very soon.

Take a look at "Dream Me Up" below:


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As the summer winds down releases have slowed down just a tad, but it's nothing to fear because a number of our Ghanaian music faves are in album mode, and it's only a matter of time before they let loose! In the meantime the rest of our faves have been steady dishing out that fire, making for another month of dope releases. Want the scoop? Check out the best Ghanaian songs of the month below!

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