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What's Up Africa: Breakdance Overload in Kampala!!!

What’s Up Africa Breakdance Project Uganda episode exploring the work of Abrams Tekya.

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In this first installment of Ikenna's East African travels, What's Up Africa explores the work of Abrams Tekya, founder of the "Breakdance Project Uganda." Abrams describes the project as a non-profit that utilizes break-dancing and hip-hop culture as learning tools to effect positive change in Ugandan societies. Ikenna also speaks to the participants of BPU and finds out what it is about break-dancing in particular that resonates with them; he even goes as far as (very unsuccessfully) battling one of the B-girls. Ikenna wraps up his first episode of the Uganda series with a freestyle cypher featuring four of BPU's many participants. Big ups to Abrams Tekya, BPU and their positive work in Uganda!

“Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.” - Angela Monet

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Burna Boy Features On Sia's New 'Hey Boy' Remix

Watch a new colourful and detailed animated music video for "Hey Boy."

Nigerian singer and songwriter Burna Boy has hopped on the remix of Sia's "Hey Boy." Sia first took to her social media platforms on Tuesday to break the news.

The original version of "Hey Boy" was released in November of last year. Both the new remix and the original song are a part of the soundtrack to the Australian pop stars' forthcoming feature film, Music, which she wrote and directed. Music-Songs For and Inspired by the Motion Picture is expected to drop February 12, via Monkey Puzzle/Atlantic.

This new "Hey Boy" remix comes with a very colourful and detailed animated video directed by Rafatoon. The clip sees an animated Sia character performing to an outrageously exciting wolf audience and an animated Burna Boy alongside zebra-striped backup dancers.

Music, the singer's debut film,will star Kate Hudson, Maddie Zieglar, and Leslie Odom.

Sia's last album This Is Acting was released in 2016, while Burna Boy's fifth studio album Twice as Tall was released last year.

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