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Amaal Glows In Her New Music Video for 'Coming & Going'

The Somali-Canadian songstress gives us a dreamscape track and music video that doesn't disappoint.

Amaal's latest single is a continuation of her ethereal sound and aesthetic.

The Somali-Canadian singer recently dropped the music video for "Coming & Going" directed by Kat Webber. In the clip, we see her surrounded by doves and bird-like motifs in and around a home surrounded by lush greenery. Amaal soothes us with a reflective track with her dreamy voice, pondering the push and pull of love.

Check it out below.


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We can also anticipate an EP from Amaal soon. "I feel like it's about myself. With a lot of my music, the narrative centers around 'people,'" she says in an interview with Earmilk. "Being a refugee, being an immigrant, being raised in an area that was reflective of that [experience]…I feel like this is just a little more honest [about] my heartbreaks and things I've been through."

Revisit her stunning visual for "Not What I Thought' here.

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Nigerian Mental Health Advocate Chude Jideonwo Shares Practical Ways Of Coping During COVID

We speak with the founder of Joy Inc. about the mental health challenges facing Nigerians, how many have managed to find effective ways to cope, and the online resources available to the community.

Never in our lifetimes have we experienced a pandemic of this gravity. As COVID-19 cases rise in Nigeria, Nigerians aren't just worried about getting the virus, they are also concerned about a host of other challenges: our lack of efficient and effective healthcare—which is overwhelmed even without a pandemic—the lack of appropriate data, and the high levels of poverty and illiteracy in the country that make it difficult to enforce the strategies that will enable us to handle the pandemic and keep it under control.

In a bid to understand how Nigerians are dealing with mental health challenges now, on the ground, due to the pandemic—which has led to a lockdown restricting movement and also social distancing rules—we spoke with Nigerian journalist, lawyer and mental healthcare advocate Chude Jideonwo, who is the founder of Joy Inc. He shared insights from his experiences with The Joy Inc., which he founded in 2016 to help young people going through mental and emotional challenges. He aimed to help provide young Nigerians with tools to help navigate the world around them.

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