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Watch Ycee's New Music Video For 'Vacancy'

The Nigerian artist goes in over a house beat in this new TG Omori-directed video for "Vacancy."

Ycee comes through with the new music video for "Vacancy," one of the highlight tracks from his debut album, Ycee Vs Zaheer.

"Vacancy" follows the Nigerian artist as he delivers smooth vocal melodies and rhymes over a house-influenced beat.

The new clip for "Vacancy" was directed by TG Omori, the young director breathing new life into Nigerian music videos known for his previous work on "Am I A Yahoo Boy," "Agege" and others.

The new video features an at times miniature-sized Ycee and DJ T Garbs as his counterpart and object of affection.

The album Ycee Vs Zaheer presents a dual picture and juxtaposition of the Nigerian act as a rapper and a singer. "It's Ycee vs. Zaheer because I'm my only worthy opponent," he mentions.

The 15-song debut album features appearances from Davido, Phyno, Niniola, Ms Banks, Boj and Dabo Tuburna.

Watch Ycee's new music video for "Vacancy" below.


Ycee - Vacancy (Official Video) youtu.be

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Simi is restless. It has nothing to do with the year she has had, in fact, she reaffirmed her status as one of Nigeria's most successful musicians with a single music drop, "Duduke," which enjoyed widespread appeal as the nation went into lockdown earlier in the year.

The 32-year-old singer's restlessness is a reflection of the organised chaos that has defined her recording process this year as she combined the rigours of being an expectant mother with an examination of her place in the wider world. It, more accurately, reflects her re-negotiation of the parameters of her stardom.

"I've never really been a big fan of the spotlight," she whispers silently early in our Zoom conversation. "I know that it comes with the territory, but when I got my big break and more people started to recognise me, I realised that I had to edit myself, my life, and most of the things that I'd do or say because I wanted to be careful to keep a part of me for myself."

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