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Watch Olamide's Colorful Music Video for 'Woske'

Hear the Nigerian rapper's latest Killertunes-produced banger.

Olamide is back with the music video for his latest newest banger "Woske," produced by Killertunes.

The Nigerian MC, who released the catchy single "Poverty Die" at the end of the last year, switches things up on "Woske," which is an upbeat, dance track, made for a club atmosphere.


Olamide makes this clear in the song's colorful, 1920's-inspired music video, as the rapper—dressed in a white suite and fedora—hits the club where he shows off some choreographed dance moves.

The video sees the artist acting as a sly poker player who ends up with some major winnings at the end of the night. The video's fun, low-budget movie-feel makes for some quality entertainment.

Olamide made major moves last year, releasing the massive 'Science Student" which was one of the most searched Nigerian songs in 2018. We're excited to see what the artist has in store for 2019.

Watch the music video for 'Woske" below.

Olamide - Woske www.youtube.com


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Hugh Masekela's New York City Legacy

A look back at the South African legend's time in New York City and his enduring presence in the Big Apple.

In Questlove's magnificent documentary, Summer of Soul, he captures a forgotten part of Black American music history. But in telling the tale of the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, the longtime musician and first-time filmmaker also captures a part of lost South African music history too.

Among the line-up of blossoming all-stars who played the Harlem festival, from a 19-year-old Stevie Wonder to a transcendent Mavis Staples, was a young Hugh Masekela. 30 years old at the time, he was riding the wave of success that came from releasing Grazing in the Grass the year before. To watch Masekela in that moment on that stage is to see him at the height of his time in New York City — a firecracker musician who entertained his audiences as much as he educated them about the political situation in his home country of South Africa.

The legacy Masekela sowed in New York City during the 1960s remains in the walls of the venues where he played, and in the dust of those that are no longer standing. It's in the records he made in studios and jazz clubs, and on the Manhattan streets where he once posed with a giant stuffed zebra for an album cover. It's a legacy that still lives on in tangible form, too, in the Hugh Masekela Heritage Scholarship at the Manhattan School of Music.

The school is the place where Masekela received his education and met some of the people that would go on to be life-long bandmates and friends, from Larry Willis (who, as the story goes, Masekela convinced to give up opera for piano) to Morris Goldberg, Herbie Hancock and Stewart Levine, "his brother and musical compadre," as Mabusha Masekela, Bra Hugh's nephew says.

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