Here are our favorite music videos to come out this month featuring Rema, Princess nokia, Pierre Kwenders, Koffee, Burna Boy and more.
Rincon Sapiência – Me Nota
São Paulo rapper Rincon Sapiência released his second album Mundo Manicongo: Dramas, Danças e Afroreps last November 25. To accompany the release he shared a video of “Me Nota”. Dressed in his finest outfit in a colorful party, Ricon raps on an afropop groove that has nothing to envy from others on the African continent.
Koffee – W (feat. Gunna)
Just after her Grammy nomination for Best Reggae Album, rising star Koffee teams up with trap sensation Gunna for a bouncy cut. The song”W” followed the Rapture EP released earlier this year. It’s a dancehall-infused trap anthem that showcases the versatility of both artists. The impressive music video is directed by award-winning director Matt Baron.
Cintia – Grana
“Grana” is the very first video of the young 17-year-old Lisbon rapper. It follows her debut single “All Night”. We still know very little about Cintia Nicole Correia, except that she started making music a year ago following a bet, and that she defines her style of rap as afroswing.
Ciscero – Good To Know (feat. Masego, KP & Ambriia)
Maryland rapper Ciscero’s new song “Good To Know” features Masego, Kp and Abriia creating the sensation of a fantastic party. Inspired by the 70’s, the music video is a retro party at a roller rink while local artists make their appearances including Foggie Raw, Black Fortune, Manny Wellz, Rezt, Mista Selecta, Domo, and Shogun.
James BKS – New Breed (feat. Q-Tip, Little Simz, Idris Elba)
The first artist signed to Idris Elba’s label 7Wallace, James BKS’ ‘New Breed’ comes as he works on his debut album. The song perfectly merges James’ musical DNA, Cameroonian roots, and urban beats, all of which is enhanced by the lyricism of hip-hop legend ‘Q-Tip’, multi-talented actor and artist Idris Elba, and Mercury Prize-nominated rapper Little Simz.
Stormzy – Own It (feat. Burna Boy & Ed Sheeran)
Stormzy has shared a new single from his forthcoming album Heavy Is The Head. “Own It” features vocals from Ed Sheeran and Burna Boy. Own It‘ is yet another supremely slick release from the modern-day musician. Stormzy’s South London flow aligns nicely to the dancehall-tinged beat. Heavy Is The Head is due on December 13.
Skales – Samba
Nigerian singer and rapper Skales linked up with hitmaker Jay Pizzle for the banging “Samba”. It follows ‘Oyoyo‘ which featured Tanzania pop star, Harmonize. The highly addictive song comes with a music video directed Stanz Visuals.
Luedji Luna, ÀTTØØXXÁ, Omulu – Tô Te Querendo
The singer Luedji Luna and the experimental collective ATTTØØXXÁ let us enter their hallucinatory house party in the clip of “Tô Te Querendo”. Directed by Bruno Zambelli and Lucas Raion, the visuals explore a kaleidoscopic of aesthetics where the human body takes front and center.
Teni – Billionaire
Teni is back with the melodic track “Billionaire”. The artist sings with hope all the reasons why she wants to become rich, in a hyper-capitalist Nigeria where entrepreneurship is almost universally commonplace. The video, as usual for Teni, is full of humour: we see her doubting and calling a friend on a TV game board, in a two-minute break in pidgin.
Rema – Lady
Rising Nigerian sensation Divine Ekubor widely known as Rema unveils his new glamorous visuals for ‘Lady’. Hailed as a song for women all around the world, the video of ‘Lady’ was shot in East London and sees the afropop prince blindfolded as he’s seduced by an alluring love interest. With his sonic palette that goes from afropop, trap and smooth exotic soundtracks, Rema proves once again he’s got an un-commun ability of songwriting, and a gifted knack for catchy melodies and hooks.
Pierre Kwenders – Douk Saga
Co-founder of the Moonshine Collective, Pierre Kwenders shows up with flamboyant and vibrant visuals for his previously released single “Douk Saga”, a tribute to Doukouré Stéphane who, tens years after his death still remains the king of good vibrations. Directed by Epher Heilland, the video features Pierre Kwenders at the top of his game, flashing between outfits and dance moves superimposed on hypnotic background videos.
Mr Eazi – Tony Montana (feat. Tyga)
Collaborations between African artists and American rappers are trending in 2019, and it’s not about to stop. After Burna Boy who invited YG and Future on his latest album African Giant, it’s now Mr Eazi, the other Nigerian heavyweight’s turn for his latest single “Tony Montana,” to connects with American rapper Tyga. For this special affair, the two artists set their sights on Brian De Palma 1983’s classic Scarface and more precisely on the main character, Tony Montana. Directed by Mahaneela the music video soaked in the atmosphere of gangster movies.
Princess Nokia – Balenciaga
New York rapper Princess Nokia has released “Balenciaga”, the first new music since her 2018 mixtape A Girl Cried Red. In the music video directed by Paulette Agnes Ang, Princess Nokia dances through the street dresses with a Balenciaga jacket. Over time the rapper begins taking off each layer of clothing only to finish naked in a boutique.
Burna Boy – Omo
Where will he stop? Wether he’s performing in the main European concert hall or just winning the prize of ‘Best African Act’ at the MTV EMA on November 3rd, Burna Boy pushed his supremacy a little deeper by revealing his stunning music video Omo. After the graceful visuals of “Pull Up” and “Gum Body”, Burna continues in this same lineage with brio. “Omo” is extract from his excellent fourth album, African Giant, available since July 26th.
Buju Banton – Steppa
Buju Banton unveils a brand new authentic dancehall track produced by Dave Kelly. “New style, new flow,” it’s with this announcement that this modern and heavy dancehall track begins. Indeed, Buju renews himself by opting for a minimalist and instrumental style, leaving space for his nuanced flow to stand out.