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Watch Maleek Berry's New Carnival-Inspired Music Video for 'Gimme Life'

Maleek Berry returns with a vibrant new video for his latest single.

The last time we heard from Maleek Berry, he had just released his EP First Daze of Winter.

Now, the Nigerian afrobeats star is back with his latest single "Gimme Life."The music video sees Maleek in a colorful, carnival-inspired setting, surrounded by women with intricate head pieces and various flags. Everyone appears to be having a really great time in the Director Labi-produced video, especially Maleek as he vibes and hits the shaku a couple of times throughout the video.

On the song, which was self-produced by Maleek, he sings about a partner who—you guessed it—gives him life when she dances. It's a departure from his previous singles about love and heartbreak like "Pon My Mind" and "Calling," but catchy nonetheless.

Watch the music video for "Gimme Life" below.


Ugandan Sports Maven Usher Komugisha Is Preparing To Spread Her Wings

After successfully commentating at the recent Basketball Africa League held in Kigali, award-winning sports journalist and analyst Usher Komughisha is dead set on pursuing a new challenge.

Most times, when we think of sports industry personalities, especially in Africa, the first name that springs to mind is usually that of a male. Women, however, are increasingly breaking barriers and taking up their rightful positions everywhere in society. And it's so inspiring to watch!

Usher Komugisha continues to defy the odds, and she is rising to become a household name in the sports industry in Africa. If you followed the inaugural Basketball Africa League (BAL) competition that kicked off on May 16, 2021 in Kigali, Rwanda, then you definitely know who we are talking about. With great power, control and a unique voice, Usher commanded the attention of basketball lovers in the 215 countries it was broadcasted to.

Usher's bubbly personality, which shone through when I first contacted her telephonically, brought warmth, a sense of comfort and for a minute it felt like we'd been friends for eternity. Below, she lets us into her sport-filled world...

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