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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.

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Chapter One is due to drop March 29.

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Listen to Gigi Lamayne and King Monada’s New Gqom Banger ‘Fufa’

Listen to Gigi Lamayne and King Monada's collaborative single 'Fufa.'

Gigi Lamayne's raps and melodies find a new home over a high-tempo gqom beat on her latest single "Fufa." The song features house sensation King Monada, who usually owns the summer in South Africa with his infectious hits. Last year, his hit "Malwedhe" had the whole continent doing the hilarious idibala dance.

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Burna Boy, Teni, AKA, Sho Madjozi, Mr Eazi & More Earn 2019 BET Award Nominations

This year's "Best International Act" categories are stacked with some of the biggest names in African pop.

The nominees for this year's BET Awards have been announced, and one again, some of the biggest names in African pop have been named in the " International Act" categories.

This year, Nigerian acts Burna Boy, Mr Eazi have been nominated in the "Best International Act" category. They've each had standout years, with both artists performing at the Coachella Music Festival this year.

They're nominated alongside South African star rapper AKA, who won a Kids' Choice Award earlier this year for "Favorite South African Star," and the French-Malian pop singer and one of OkayAfrica's 100 Women Aya Nakamura. French-Cameroonian and Togolese rapper Dosseh and UK rappers Dave, and Giggs round out the heavily-stacked category.

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This New Documentary Sheds Light On the History of a Beloved Nigerian Staple—Agege Bread

'Fresh Agege Bread' by Chika Okoli's FABA gives us a much-needed insight into the popularity of Nigeria's coveted Agege Bread.

This new documentary following Nigeria's own Agege Bread contributes to the need of preserving and documenting food culture on the continent.

In Fresh Agege Bread, directed and produced by filmmaker Chika Okoli of FABA (For Africans By Africans), we follow food researcher Ozoz Sokoh as she traces the history and popularity of Agege Bread featuring its pioneering bakers, community figureheads and locals. The documentary touches on the rise of the booming product as well as addresses some of the controversies around the health and safety measures applied in the production of this staple.

For Okoli, the inability to find such insights about this significant food in Nigerian culture is what inspired her to develop this documentary.

"Agege Bread is so popular in Lagos but shockingly, there is very little information about it online and the same can be said about other cultural elements that are significant to our way of life," she shares with us.

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