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Watch Runtown's Electric Music Video for 'Emotions'

The Soundgod gets vulnerable in the first clip from his new EP, "Tradition."

Runtown has released the first music video from his new EP, Tradition.

In "Emotions," shot in London and directed by SESAN, we see the Soundgod with his hair dyed electric blue be vulnerable, as he expresses his feelings over a woman he's eyeing. You'll also notice a handful of stunning vixens give off the said emotions through movement—with bright, flashing colors in the background—such as strength, anger, lust, love and more.

Revisiting Runtown's breakdown of "Emotions" with OkayAfrica earlier this month, he says:

"So I was in the studio with the producer Spellz making magic and 'Emotions' just happened. The song actually just came to me. 'Emotions' is all about vulnerability, it's just like confessing your truest feelings to a girl without any sort of ego. I think that love is a very powerful theme and it influences the bulk of my music. Whether it is love for humanity, a woman or life, the EP is influenced heavily by love."

Watch "Emotions" below and listen to his EP Tradition here.


Runtown - Emotions (Official Music Video) youtu.be

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Photo: Lex Ash (@thelexash). Courtesy of Simi.

Interview: Simi Is Taking Risks

Nigerian star Simi talks about the successes & risks of this year, her thoughts on the #EndSARS protests, and how her husband, Adekunle Gold, inspired Restless II.

Simi is restless. It has nothing to do with the year she has had, in fact, she reaffirmed her status as one of Nigeria's most successful musicians with a single music drop, "Duduke," which enjoyed widespread appeal as the nation went into lockdown earlier in the year.

The 32-year-old singer's restlessness is a reflection of the organised chaos that has defined her recording process this year as she combined the rigours of being an expectant mother with an examination of her place in the wider world. It, more accurately, reflects her re-negotiation of the parameters of her stardom.

"I've never really been a big fan of the spotlight," she whispers silently early in our Zoom conversation. "I know that it comes with the territory, but when I got my big break and more people started to recognise me, I realised that I had to edit myself, my life, and most of the things that I'd do or say because I wanted to be careful to keep a part of me for myself."

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