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Watch the Music Video for Asa's Anthemic Single 'Good Thing'

The cherished Nigerian singer's first album in five years is on the way.

Asa is officially back. After a five-year hiatus, the celebrated Nigerian singer returned earlier this year with the song "The Beginning."

Now, the artist has shared the music video for "Good Thing," her second single from her upcoming album Lucid. The track addresses a lover who missed out on a "good thing" by failing to appreciate their partner. "Cause I'm too fly for this, and I have no time for this," sings Asa in her familiar husky tone.

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The music video, directed by Sesan, follows various subjects who are all facing their own trials as they go on about their days. Asa performs passionately in quaint settings (and looks like a boss as she smokes a cigar by a window) as each person bravely overcomes their struggle. The song and video manage to maintain a hopeful tone, despite being about a tarnished relationship.

Asa's upcoming album will be her latest since 2014's acclaimed Bed of Stone. Fans have been anxiously awaiting the singer's return since it's release, and the singer, as expected, has not disappointed in the slightest.

Watch the music video for "Good Thing" 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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