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Falana's New Music Video for 'Repeat' Is an Empowering Ode to Resistance, Resilience and Faith

The Nigerian singer's newest single is a timely Women's History Month soundtrack.

Nigeria's own Falana continues to push powerful messages through her music and visuals—this time with "Repeat."

The second single that's to come from her highly-anticipated EP, Chapter One, Falana explains to Hunger Magazine that the track digs deep into the commonalities of the human experience in our world (where change is a constant) and our need for community, spirituality and love.


Directed by Hanna Raschl-McRonald with styling by Yomi Adefala, "Repeat" is a stunning ode to resilience, resistance and faith. The video is a fusion of Falana fluidly moving in her glory and montages of political movements of our past—some of which were women-led.

As Falana declares on Instagram:

I dedicate 'Repeat' and Chapter One to every superstar woman hustling to be her best self, led by faith alone to guide her as she builds castles in the sky, fighting the odds, mending a broken heart, balancing purpose and fear and hopping over disappointments along the way—while looking absolutely FABULOUS ALL AT THE SAME TIME! To mothers, and mothers to be, and mothers who have lost, to sisters and friends, to sisters in Christ, to women breaking boundaries in places where they are told they do not belong, to the women who are STILL working 1000000000000x harder to get respect they are due, to women who are just trying to keep it together, Repeat' is a song about resilience, cycles, resistance and faith!

Check out "Repeat" below.

FALANA - Repeat youtu.be

Chapter One is due to drop March 29.

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Trump Plans to Extend Travel Ban to Nigeria, Tanzania, Sudan, Eritrea & Three Other Countries

Here's what the travel ban could mean for these nations.

On Tuesday it was announced that Donald Trump's administration plans to extend its infamous travel ban to include seven new countries, many of them in Africa.

The countries named on the list, include Nigeria, Tanzania, Sudan and Eritrea, as well as Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, and the Eastern European nation of Belarus. Politico first broke the news.

According to The Washington Post, the move would likely not be a complete ban on citizens looking to enter the US, however it could place various visa restrictions on some government officials and on those seeking certain type of visitor and business visas.

Some nations could also be banned from participation in the diversity travel lottery program, which grants green cards. Trump has threatened to sack the program in the past.

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The 9 Best Afropop Songs About Lagos

Featuring city odes from Kizz Daniel, Wizkid, Teni, Maleek Berry, M.I Abaga, Brymo and more.

The best afropop songs about Lagos, Nigeria's most populous city, are as much about the city as a whole as they are about select areas of special importance to individual artists.

Read on for our selection of The 9 Best Afropop Songs About Lagos. Listed in no particular order.

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Yilian Canizares & Paul Beaubrun in "Noyé." Photo: Ben Depp.

The 13 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Makwa x Maraza x AKA, Joeboy, Zlatan, Nadia Nakia, TOBi x The Game, Yilian Canizares, Aewon Wolf and more.

Every week, we highlight the cream of the crop in music through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

Check out all of OkayAfrica's playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

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A-Reece Releases His Second Song of 2020 ‘Selfish [EXP 2]’

Listen to A-Reece's new song 'Selfish [EXP 2].'

A-Reece has released another song via SoundCloud. "Selfish" is a minimalist song with its beat consisting mostly of gnarled guitar strings and a pulsating bongo drum.

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