D’banj couldn’t have picked a better song to shoot a video for. Don’t Tell Me Nonsense, an absolute club rocker off his DB Records collaborative album D’ King’s Men, gets a video treatment for the ages in the form of this feisty visual that’s worthy of a double take.
Featuring ground-stumping dance moves choreographed by leading Nigerian contemporary dancer Kaffy, edgy costumes, special effects that transcend Nollywood’s best attempts and a lot of smoke, the dark video takes cues from the visuals for Beyoncé’s Run The World (Girls) as well as Jay-Z and Kanye West’s No Church In The Wild/Run This Town. Chalk that up to D’banj’s G.O.O.D. Music influence. Get a load of the Matt Max-directed spectacle below.
Rwandan-Ugandan singer-songwriter Somi delivers a moving performance on the latest installment of the Ndani Sessions, a live music web series created by Nigeria’s Ndani TV. Somi, who also gives a touching personal account, wrote The Last Song as an introspective tribute to the 153 victims of the Dana Air crash of June 3, 2012.
I’m perpetually on a rock music binge and Lawson has been one of my favourite bands for quite a while now. Brokenhearted is from the British quartet’s yet-untitled follow up to last year’s debut, Chapman Square. Helps that B.o.B nailed his verse big time.
Broken mannequins on the grounds of a sprawling mansion play a prominent role in the visual for Sarkodie’s Lies, a rapid-fire lyrical study in heartbreak. Ghana’s premier rapper also brings out countryman Lil’ Shaker, who holds down the song’s heart-wrenching hook with aplomb, for the Nana Kofi Asihene-directed music video. Dive in after the jump.
Speeding cars, scantily-clad women, big guns and one very vengeful villain. That pretty much sums up the trailer, sorry, music video accompanying 2 Chainz andWiz Khalifa’s potent single for May’s big action movie, Fast & Furious 6. What more could anyone have expected?
With his fame growing by the day and a debut album due in July, South African rap up and comer AKA isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Check out the cool new music video accompanying his party-themed hit, Kontrol (featuring dope Jozi spitter Da L.E.S.), below.
Slaves and Timbaland boots. May D has always been a joker, but his latest music video takes him to a whole new level of ludicrousness. Still, if you can somehow ignore the obvious historical inaccuracy and miscellaneous missteps, you’ll probably find something to like about the Mr. Moe Musa-directed clip. Eyes on below.
Ciara’s back, and about time too. In the fresh visual accompanying her latest single, ‘Body Party’, the onetime R&B princess shows flashes of her (limber) former self and role-plays with real life boyfriend, singer/rapper Future who co-wrote the song. Ludacris, Trinidad James and producer Jazze Pha all make cameo appearances at the partay.
Ciara’s self-titled fifth album will be released on July 5.