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Watch the Ethereal Music Video for Juls' 'Maayaa' Featuring Santi & Tiggs Da Author

The video is a stunning ode to black women.

Last month, Ghanaian producer Juls teamed up with Nigerian alté star Santi and Tanzanian musician Tiggs Da Author for the sultry love song "Maayaa." Now the artist has shared the music video for the standout track.

The song features mellow verses from both Santi and Tiggs Da Author as they sing about a woman who has captivated their hearts. "Oh Maayaa, you're the fuel to me fire," sings Tiggs on the track's chorus. The string-filled song has an old-school highlife feel—a sound that the celebrated producer is known to experiment with.


"Maayaa" is dedicated to every bold black woman [who is] never embarrassed or ashamed to boast about their success and achievements, confident in their own skin and never scared to speak their mind," said Juls about the track upon its release.

The striking music video, features a stunning group of women in their element, posed in warm, earth-tone threads. The video looks like as though we're being given a behind-the-scene glimpse at a photoshoot or an editorial, with its striking imagery of mother and child and colorful backdrops. The video was directed by Jeremy Cole and Marco Grey.

Juls recently linked up with Goldlink to produce the track "U Say" from the rapper's forthcoming album "Diaspora." The track also features Tyler the Creator and Jay Prince.

We can't wait to see what Juls Watch the music video for "Maayaa" below.

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Watch Juls & Wande Coal's New Video For 'Sister Girl'

A dance visual for the Afro-house inspired track.

Juls and Wande Coal follow-up their last great collaboration, "So Mi So," with this new single, "Sister Girl."

The new track sees Wande Coal singing about "a cheeky woman who does anything in her power to get what she wants and live a very lavish lifestyle," a statement from the artists' reads.

The Nigerian artist is backed by Juls' equally-lavish blend of afrobeats elements with a South African-house inspired beat.

"Sister girl was made in literally 5 minutes after we had waakye (a Ghanaian rice dish)," mentions Juls. "I had already laced the drums and melody and Wande caught a vibe immediately. This was actually supposed to come out before "So Mi So" but I wanted more time. I wanted to channel an Afro-House sound with the song and make it more instrumental with minimal lyrics."

Get into "Sister Girl" below.

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Watch Juls' New Video For 'Saa Ara' Featuring Kwesi Arthur & Akan

We premiere the beautiful Ghanaian-shot music video.

Juls has been delivering steady hits for years now.

In his recent single, "Saa Ara," the producer teams up with buzzing Ghanaian rapper Kwesi Arthur and Akan for an infectious blend of vintage highlife instrumentals and booming hip-hop beats

The single is now receiving a beautiful new music video shot Ghana. It features epic shots of the coastline and Elmina Castle, the first trading post built on the Gulf of Guinea and the oldest European building south of the Sahara.

"Saa Ara" is something so special to me that I HAD to go back home to Ghana to shoot the video," Juls tells OkayAfrica.

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Veteran Somali Musician Ahmed Ismail Hussein Has Died

Considered one of the founding fathers of contemporary Somali music and affectionately known as 'Hudeydi', the musician has passed away from the coronavirus at age 92.

Veteran Somali musician Ahmed Ismail Hussein has passed away at the age of 92 according to reports by the BBC.

Considered one of the founding fathers of contemporary Somali music, the musician passed away in London, England, after having tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Rejoice! WhatsApp Places New Restrictions on Chain Messages to Fight Fake News

To combat the spread of misinformation due to the coronavirus outbreak, users are now restricted from sharing frequently forwarded messages to more than one person.

The rise of the novel coronavirus has seen an increase in the spread of fake news across social media sites and platforms, particularly WhatsApp—a platform known as a hotbed for the forwarding of illegitimate chain messages and conspiracy theories (if you have African parents, you're probably familiar). Now the Facebook-owned app is setting in place new measures to try and curb the spread of fake news on its platform.

The app is putting new restrictions on message forwarding which will limit the number of times a frequently forwarded message can be shared. Messages that have been sent through a chain of more than five people can only subsequently be forwarded to one person. "We know many users forward helpful information, as well as funny videos, memes, and reflections or prayers they find meaningful," announced the app in a blog post on Tuesday. "In recent weeks, people have also used WhatsApp to organize public moments of support for frontline health workers."

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