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Wizkid and Vybz Kartel Drop the Music Video for Their Dancehall Banger, 'Wine to the Top'

Wizkid and Vybz Kartel drop the music video for their song 'Wine to the Top.'

Last month, Wizkid and Vybz Kartel dropped a banger in the form of their single "Wine to the Top." The song came after weeks of anticipation, following a tweet that Wizkid sent out hinting at the collaboration.


Now, the music video for the dance-hall infused track has arrived. Though it doesn't feature either Wizkid or Vybz (naturally), the video stays fairly true to the lyrics, as it shows a group of girls "whining," not only to the top, but in pretty much all directions.

Given how massive the track is, we're keeping our fingers crossed for another collaboration from these two in the near future.

Watch the music video below.

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Image courtesy of Peintre Obou.

Ivorian Artist Peintre Obou Speaks on Expression Through His Masked Characters

Peintre Obou talks about how he came to be an artist, his fervour for the mask, and his uplifting project, 'Abobo E Zo'.

Gbais Obou Yves Fredy better known as Peintre Obou is an Ivorian artist whose work is centered around the political-military crisis in his home. To date, his career has been an exploration of his passion for the human condition and the traumas he has experienced as a result of human-orchestrated disasters. He goes as far as highlighting life in the slums and the individuals who opened their arms to him in the lowly communes of Abidjan. He distinctively distorts the faces of his subjects with masks and places vibrant colors upon their bodies as he weaves tales of war, trauma, suffering, and oppression.

Last summer, the Ivorian commune of Abobo underwent renovation in a project titled, Abobo E Zo commissioned by the Minister Hamed Bakayoko. Not only were downtrodden areas within the community rehabilitated and sanitized but multiple buildings around the populous commune were painted to the delight of residents. It was street art set on enlightening a disadvantaged community piloted by Obou with help from hundreds of crafty volunteers.

This interview was conducted in French and has been translated and edited for length and clarity.

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