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Watch Yemi Alade's New Music Video for 'Boyz'.

Watch Yemi Alade's New Music Video for 'Boyz'

Yemi Alade features British-Nigerian singer Seyi Shay in the energetic visuals for her latest single 'Boyz'.

Yemi Alade recently dropped the fun and energetic visuals for her latest track "Boyz" which she released a few weeks ago. "The Nigerian Queen of Music Videos" comes through hard and serves fierce looks and tons of colour in the music video directed by the prolific Paul Gambit. British-Nigerian singer Seyi Shay makes an appearance in the visuals and the synergy between the two queens is infectious.


Alade is enviably carefree on this latest track as she sings about the kinds of boys she likes and doesn't like. The music video is equally carefree as Alade and her dancers dish out a number of choreographed scenes against brightly coloured backdrops. The intermittent use of animations further adds to the overall jubilant feel of the visuals. Towards the end of the video, Seyi Shay and Alade enjoy being the centre of attention as they are served drinks by beautiful men.

With Alade reportedly working on her fifth studio album, she shows no signs of slowing down. Last month, she performed during YouTube and MTV Base Africa's "Africa Day Benefit Concert at Home" before she was joined by the inimitable Angelique Kidjo for a performance of their joint track "Shekere".

Seyi Shay on the other hand, collaborated with Teyana Taylor last year for an Afrobeats-inspired remix of the R&B number "Gimme Love".

Watch the music video for "Boyz" below:

Yemi Alade - Boyz (Official Video) www.youtube.com


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South African Director Oliver Hermanus on Remaking a Classic

The award-winning director behind Skoonheid and Moffie tackles his first film set outside his home country -- a reworking of auteur Akira Kurosawa’s Ikiru -- which is premiering at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

In Living, Oliver Hermanus’ latest film, Bill Nighy takes on the role Takashi Shimura earned a BAFTA nomination for playing in the 1952 classic, Ikiru. Except Nighy's not Mr Watanabe, he’s Mr Williams, a British version of Shimura’s workaholic who finds out he only has a short time left to live. Revered auteur Akira Kurosawa’s film made its premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1954, where it would go on to win him a special prize of the senate of Berlin, before garnering acclaim for many more years to come. So, too, is Hermanus' remaking of the story bowing at a film festival, and so far, it's also been earning the South African director high praise.

Born in Cape Town, Hermanus has steadily built his career on South African-centric stories. Whether it’s the portrait of a Mitchell’s Plain mother caught between poverty and violence in Shirley Adams or the experience of gay recruits conscripted into the army in Moffie, Hermanus’ films speak to various realms of South African life. Living is his first venture outside of South Africa – not just in storyline, but in cast and crew too. The screenplay is by Nobel and Booker Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro (The Remains of The Day) and Hermanus was brought on as director by the producers.

From debuting his first film Shirley Adams in 2009 in competition at the 62nd Locarno Film Festival, followed by Skoonheid (Beauty) at the 64th Cannes Film Festival, and The Endless River at the 72nd Venice Film Festival, where it was the first South African film to be invited to the main competition, to his fourth feature, Moffie at the 76th Venice Film Festival in 2019, Hermanus has cemented his reputation as a filmmaker to watch.

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