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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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How You Can Help Nigeria’s #EndSARS Protests

We round up some ways you can support the movement and its cause, no matter where you are in the world.

Widespread protests against Nigeria's notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) are becoming more of a revolution. The movement is an outcry from youths demanding a general reform of the country, majorly characterized by poor governance, with a focus on the harassment and assaults committed by SARS. The movement has been raging through the city of Lagos for the past three weeks, as protesters home and abroad have taken to the streets in masses to express their keen dissatisfaction.

Hashtags like #EndSARS, #EndPoliceBrutality, and #EndBadGovernanceInNigeria have brandished across all social media platforms to amplify the voices of the youth people fighting back. These hashtags have, in turn, gained traction with the help of celebrities like singers Rihanna, Demi Lovato, and Beyoncé, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and many others. Nigerian stars, Falz, Runtown, Tiwa Savage, Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy, and many more also joined in the movement, as many of them took to the streets with placards.

To date, the peacefully protesting Nigerians' needs have not been met. With said needs not being satisfied as they demand justice for lives lost due to the brutal and corrupt practices of police officers.

We have rounded up some ways you can support this movement and its cause, no matter where you are in the world.

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