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Watch DELLA$IE's Fierce Music Video for Her New Song 'Chop Life'

The Ghanaian afrobeats artist gives us a much needed reminder to live and enjoy life.

Ghana's own DELLA$IE will help you kick off your Friday with her new music video, "Chop Life."

In the stripped down, percussion-heavy track, DELLA$IE gives us a reminder we all need through a popular pidgin phrase to live life to the fullest.

"'Chop Life' is a West African pidgin term which essentially means 'to live life and enjoy yourself.' The 'Chop Life' visual includes themes of love and afro-futurism. I was really inspired by the 'Black Panther' film and there are some subtle references to it in the visual," DELLA$IE says.


She continues:

"I had the amazing opportunity to partner with Youtube Space in NYC where we produced and edited the project. There are quite a few themes, but I like the viewers to enjoy their own interpretation. I'm so proud to be one of the many contemporary African artists changing the perception of African culture and all of our diverse experiences. Visibility matters. And as the late, great Fela once said—MUSIC IS THE WEAPON!"

Watch DELLA$IE's music video for "Chop Life" below.

Keep up with DELLA$IE on Instagram, Soundcloud, Facebook and Twitter.

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Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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