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Stormzy Drops His First Single of the Year with 'Vossi Bop'

And it doesn't disappoint.

In the midst of his boss moves landing lead roles on TV and giving the finger to racial profiling at festivals, Stormzy has finally blessed us with his new single, "Vossi Bop."


This is the first single of 2019 from the Ghanaian-British grime star produced by Chris Andoh. An obvious banger, "Vossi Bop" is a swagged out track accompanied by a dance that's sure to take over dance floors this summer.

The visual was directed by Henry Scholfield, the visionary behind Idris Elba's music video "Boasty." You'll even see the man himself make a cameo in the cinematic clip, where Stormzy struts around London clad in all black surrounded by dope dancers and daredevil bikers.

Listen in and check out the music video below.

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Kayode Kasum’s Quarantine Watchlist

From 'Wives on Strike' to 'Goodwill Hunting' here's what the Nigerian filmmaker is watching while stuck at home in Lagos.

Kayode Kasum, like most filmmakers, has been stagnated by the coronavirus pandemic. The director behind the blockbuster Sugar Rush and the critically acclaimed Oga Bolaji was working on the post-production of his upcoming movies, The Fate of Alakada: Party Planner and Kambili—a collaboration between FilmOne Entertainment and Chinese Huahua Media— when the Nigerian government announced the lockdown order.

While post-production on Alakada has concluded, the stay-at-home orders have delayed work on Kambili. "Since the team cannot meet at a single point, we are moving hard drives left and right," he says to me over the phone from his home in Lagos. "It is a challenge, but the beautiful thing about a challenge is, when you make it work, it is fulfilling."

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Kasum has turned to books and films for an escape from the unpleasant realities of the pandemic. "I have been reading Elnathan's books: Born on a Tuesday and Becoming Nigeria," he tells me. "I have also been reading film directing books, Directing Actors by Judith Weston." However, Kasum longs for the movies. "I miss going to the cinemas; I miss that experience," he says. "There are times during this pandemic that I'm like 'na wa o, I wish I can go to the cinema.'"

Below are five films he recommends you watch during this pandemic.

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