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Watch Mayorkun's New Music Video for 'Geng'

Mayorkun finally drops the much-anticipated visuals for his hit song 'Geng'.

Mayorkun has just dropped the much-anticipated visuals for his hit song "Geng" which he released at the end of January.

Directed by Dammy Twitch, the music video is just as lively and vibrant as the song itself.


The opening shot of the music video shows Mayorkun sitting in a dark room in front of several televisions stacked on top of one another. The artist proceeds to light a cigar just before the scene jumps to contrasting follow-up shots of him and his dancers in a sunny outside setting.

The use of bold and ebullient colours in both the outfits and surroundings, added to the energetic choreography, really makes for a music video that complements the up-tempo lyricism and infectious rhythm of the song. Additionally, the production quality of the music video itself is next-level and shows off the directorial abilities of Dammy Twitch.

Mayorkun continues to effortlessly add hit singles to his already impressive discography. Aside from solo hits like "Up to Something" and "Che Che", he's also made sure to jump on a few tracks with other artists and produce a number of dope collaborations including Ajebutter22's "Ginger You" and "Yanyanyan" on Naira Marley's Lord of Lamba EP,

Watch the music video for "Geng" below:

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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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