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Watch Fireboy's New Music Video for 'New York City Girl'

The buzzing Nigerian artist shares a colorful new video.

Rising Nigerian artist Fireboy DML shares his latest music video "'New York City Girl."

The bubbly tune, produced by Type A, is a fan favorite that's been circulating online for over a year, before the release of the video, according to Pulse Nigeria. It's about a sweet summer romance Fireboy experiences while on a trip to NYC.


Shot by Clarence Peters, the video uses cut and paste like images that show Fireboy and his love interest in various NY-themed settings. There are shots of him performing in front of the Statue of Liberty, and shots of Time Square and, what looks like, Grand Central.

Fireboy, who is one of afropop's most celebrated newcomers, has shared a handful of singles this year, including "Need You," and "Vibration." He released his debut album Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps at the end of 2019.

Watch the music video for "New York City Girl" below.

Fireboy DML - New York City Girl (Official Video) youtu.be

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Interview: Oumou Sangaré Proves Why She's the Songbird of Wassoulou

We caught up with the Malian singer to talk about her new Acoustic album, longevity as an artist, and growing up in Mali.

When Oumou Sangaré tells me freedom is at her core, I am not surprised. If you listen to her discography, you'll be hard-pressed to find a song that doesn't center or in some way touch on women's rights or child abuse. The Grammy award-winning Malian singer has spent a significant part of her career using her voice to fight for the rights of women across Africa and the world, a testimony to this is her naming her debut studio album Moussolou, meaning Woman. The album, a pure masterpiece that solidified Oumou's place amongst the greats and earned her the name 'Songbird of Wassoulou,' was a commercial success selling over 250,000 records in Africa and would in turn go on to inspire other singers across the world.

On her latest body of work Acoustic, a reworking of her critically acclaimed 2017 album Mogoya, Oumou Sangaré proves how and why she earned her accolades. The entirety of the 11-track album was recorded within two days in the Midi Live studio in Villetaneuse in 'live' conditions—with no amplification, no retakes or overdubs, no headphones. Throughout the album, using her powerful and raw voice that has come to define feminism in Africa and shaped opinions across the continent, Oumou boldly addresses themes like loss, polygamy and female circumcision.

We caught up with the Malian singer at the studio she is staying while in quarantine to talk about her new album, longevity as an artist, and growing up in Mali.

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

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