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Yemi Alade Has Cupid 'Taking Over Me' In New Visuals Featuring Phyno

Yemi Alade releases the dance-heavy visuals to her video for "Taking Over Me" featuring Phyno.


Yemi Alade is back alongside Igbo MC Phyno with the visuals to her fourth King of Queens single "Taking Over Me." The latest video from the Nigerian songstress follows her huge, hip-shaking singles from last summer "Johnny" and "Tangerine," which both featured production work from Triple MG's Selebobo. For "Taking Over You," Alade tapped producer GospelOnDeBeatz, who adds a continuous pulse to the singer's vocal melodies and Phyno's bars, playing with uptempo breakbeats and flirtatious rhythms. Directed by  Taiye Aliyu Justin Campos, the visuals take lyrical cues from the upbeat tone and style of the track. They feature Alade in dance and costume-heavy skits (complete with a belly dancing number) while she and Phyno, in matching prints, muse on their respective lovers' cupid-like chokehold. Watch Yemi Alade's video for "Taking Over Me," shot in South Africa and Nigeria, below and listen to her mash-up version of "Johnny" in Teck-Zilla's Afro Bootleg EP.

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Watch Stonebwoy's New Video For 'Tuff Seed'

"People have to realize that they have to be mentally strong and they have to know that they are seeds."

Stonebwoy comes through with the new single, "Tuff Seed."

The uplifting Streetbeatz-produced single sees the Ghanaian star singing about remaining tough and strong when facing life's issues. The accompanying music video for "Tuff Seed" was directed Adasa Cookey.

Stonebwoy recently stopped by Ebro Darden Apple Music Beats 1 radio show to talk about the new single. During that interview he also revealed that he has a new album coming in 2020.

"This story is an emotional one to me with everything that has been happening. I sat back and I got this inspiration," Stonebwoy mentioned in that interview. "People have to realize that they have to be mentally strong and they have to know that they are seeds. No matter what people do to them, or what they go through, they have to get down there, they have to be buried to grow into trees to grow fruit. This is a very inspirational song."

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Image courtesy of ROK Studios.

CANAL+ Group Has Acquired Top Nollywood Studio ROK To Boost Original Content Development

This a huge feat for the 4-year-old Nigerian start-up.

ROK, Africa's leading film studio and international TV network, has been acquired by top French film and television studio, CANAL+ Group, for an undisclosed amount to boost original content development.

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