ICYMI: Best New Music Videos Featuring Burna Boy, Amaarae, Sgawd & More


Burna Boy – Onyeka 

Apparently it’s not just new music season, it’s also music video season, and Twice as Tall is that album that keeps giving. We’ve already gotten videos for Way Too Big, Real Life featuring Stormzy, Monsters You Made featuring Chris Martin and Wonderful,  off Twice AS Tall, Burna’s fifth studio album. 

Unlike the other videos off Twice As Tall, Onyeka directed by DK, moves away from making a statement, leaning into the romantic theme of the song. Burna Boy and his love interest dance and have fun as he sings to her in a background that captures the feel of an old Western African beach town, as Burna Boy and his love interest dance and have fun.

P.S someone should tell Burna to move the giant shop in the video to Lagos, we need merch!

Amaarae featuring Moliy – SAD GIRLZ LUV MONEY Feat. Moliy

Read our interview with Amaarae; A Leading Light For the New Age African Woman

Without a doubt, Amaarae is the baddest bitch on the block. With her vocals sounding like a soft sensual whisper, and an experimental blend of sounds from bedroom pop to Afropop and rock, her debut album; The Angel You Don’t Know, was one of the best projects to drop last year.

In her fourth video from the album, Amaarae is partying, counting her stacks and having fun during a night out with the girls. In January, she gave out instructions asking her fans to send in fan cams to be used in the music video for Sad Girlz Luv Money

The Yinka Soda directed video colourfully reinforces the theme of seeking freedom while capturing Amaarae’s identity.

SGaWD – Feel Right

Directed by Jola Adeoye, the video captures the intimacy based on SGaWD‘s experiences with a turbulent relationship, Feel Right explores vulnerability in relationships and one’s self while searching for courage.

DOZ’s, jazzy production creates the right atmosphere and SGaWD leaves no doubt about her vocal prowess. Feel Right features Mafeni who shares his flaws and plays into the emotions of the song, sharing his flaws.

Teni Feat. Davido – For You

Put Davido’s and Teni’s energy on one song and you have a high spirited song with all the promises of love that comes with everything money can get and more. 

Directed by Dammy Twitch, Teni plays the prisoner breaking out of jail to spend Valentine’s Day with her lover; Davido before getting rearrested and thrown back into jail. Teni’s freedom and Davido’s high energy makes the story line more captivating and humorous, as the song celebrates love and sacrifices.

Nasty C Feat. Ari Lennox – Black and White

Off Nasty C’s last album; Zulu Man With Some Power, the video to Black and White featuring Ari Lennnox celebrates long distance love, as it sees both artists try to make things work despite the distance between Cape Town and Washington D.C. The album which dropped last year was well received around the continent, and also saw Nasty C become the most streamed South African hip hop artist for last year.

Black and White was recently added to the Coming To America official soundtrack album; Rhythms of Zamunda, and is expected to be the lead single off the album.

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