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Watch Nigerian Artist Simi's Own Version of 'Brown Skin Girl'

Simi shows us she's still queen of 'refixing' with her take on Beyoncé and Wizkid's hit single.

Before Simi became the artist she is today, she used to create some pretty dope "refixes" of hit singles. "Refixing", which is distinctly different from "remixing", was coined by house DJ Chew Fu who described it as changing the style or even the genre of an original song. Simi's last refix featured Skepta and Wizkid's 2018 single "Bad Energy".


The global impact that Beyoncé and Wizkid's single "Brown Skin Girl" from the album Lion King: The Gift has had, is irrefutable. From Lupita Nyong'o to the adorable Dream Catchers' viral video, it's clear that this song, and more especially its lyrics, affirms and continues to affirm, brown skin girls in every corner of the world.

In "Brown Skin Girlie-o", which Simi produced herself, the artist brings her Nigerian flavor to the original song and slows down the upbeat tempo just a bit. The short and relatively simple video opens with a number of young Black women individually dancing along to the song and towards the end, sees them all dancing together and just having a good time with one another. Perhaps it is the incredible simplicity of the video itself that makes it so endearing but we promise it's definitely worth the watch.

Watch Simi's refix of "Brown Skin Girl" below:

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Watch Elaine Break Down Her Viral Single ‘You're the One’

South African R&B artist Elaine speaks about the inspiration for her viral hit 'You're the One' on Apple Music Song Stories.

Rising South African R&B artist Elaine recently broke down the meaning behind her song "You are the One" as part of Apple Music's Song Stories series.

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Listen to Richie Benson's Laid-Back New Single 'I'm Ready'

Following his debut EP 'Croc City Boy', the US-based Nigerian artist is back with another banger.

US-based Nigerian artist Richie Benson has just released a new single titled "I'm ready".

Last year, Benson released his critically acclaimed debut EP Croc City Boy which One Tribe Mag described as "an introduction into the artist's mind" and the result of him "sticking to his dream and crafting his own sound".

More recently, the up-and-coming artist is back with another undeniable banger.

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Solo Changes His Stage Name and Announces the Return of His Musical Theatre Production

The South African lyricist now calls himself Solo Ntsizwa Ka Mthimkhulu.

South African emcee Solo's new stage name is himself Solo Ntsizwa Ka Mthimkhulu. The rapper recently changed his usernames on social media and made the announcement via a press release.

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Listen to Rema and Becky G's Remix of 'Dumebi'

Rema features Becky G in the remix of his 2019 hit single 'Dumebi'.

Last year, up-and-coming rapper Rema released his four-track debut EP Rema.

While the lead track "Iron Man" featured on the Obamas' summer playlist, "Dumebi" became arguably the one of the most popular Afropop singles of 2019 and resulted in an internet craze.

Rema is back this year with a remix of the hit single and recruits Becky G to produce a fire collaboration.

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