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Watch Burna Boy's New Video for 'Another Story' Featuring M.anifest

The video comes just a day before Nigeria celebrates Independence Day.

Burna Boy has had an insanely successful year with the release of his album, African Giant. The project, which features notable tracks such as "Dangote", "Gum Body", "Anybody" and "Wetin Man Go Do" has been lauded as one of the best albums of this year period and even sparked a heated debate as to why Nigerian artists consistently do better internationally compared to South African artists. "Another Story" is the tenth track on the album and speaks to the colonial history of Nigeria. Burna features Ghanaian rapper M.anifest in the new video for this track and the visuals are hauntingly on point.


The video, which was directed by Clarence Peters, begins with an impromptu history lesson about how Nigeria was under the colonial rule of Britain at the beginning of the 20th century. Burna insists that "the British didn't travel halfway across the world to establish democracy" but that Nigeria was birthed purely as a result of a business transaction between a colonial government and the company we all now know as Unilever. The central message of the track is that Africans are always told another version of events by their colonizers when it comes to their history.

In the video itself, Burna is shown riding on a horse and leading the audience through what appears to be a revolution where cars are being burned and people are protesting. Periodically, the video cuts to scenes where individuals are wearing blindfolds with various tags including "colonialism", "corruption", "politics", "fear" and "greed". We see M.anifest doing his thing in the midst of a crowd of protesters while under the surveillance of presumably the establishment.

The video comes just a day before Nigeria celebrates its Independence Day—appropriately timed indeed.

Watch the video for "Another Story" below:

Burna Boy - Another Story (feat. M.anifest) [Official Video] www.youtube.com

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Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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