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‘Eva’ – Angélique Kidjo (Feat. Asa)

Angelique-Kidjo-Eva-ArtBeninese living legend Angélique Kidjo will release her 11th studio album, entitled ‘Eve‘, early 2014. Speaking about the LP Kidjo says: “It is an album of remembrance of African women I grew up with and a testament to the pride and strength that hide behind the smile that masks everyday troubles.” This motivation is clearly mirrored in the first released single: ‘Eva‘, a beautiful collaboration with Nigerian Afro-Pop star Asa. Two great female African musicians on one track! Listen to it below:

Angélique Kidjo  *-*  ‘Eva

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Asa releases new video – ‘Ba Mi Dele’

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Ba Mi Dele6The music blogsphere seemed to be a bit confused about Asa‘s last video release (‘The Way I Feel‘). Her new video for the song ‘Ba Mi Dele‘ – again one of the calm songs of her album – may not please those ones that would like to see a video á la ‘Why Can’t We‘. Although Asa is many times seen as mainstream Pop her new videos underline that she does not want to be put in a mainstream category and wants to explore new artistic means to visualize her songs. Sometimes mainsteamism can undermine creativity and innovation. Asa proves to do it her way. The video was directed by Tristan Holmes.

Asa  *-*  ‘Ba Mi Dele

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Asa unleashes video for ‘The Way I Feel’

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Asa - The Way I Feel6Asa‘s fans had to wait one and a half years to see another video of the Nigerian artist but finally it’s here. After her last colourful video for ‘Why Can’t We‘ she toured the world to promote her LP ‘Beautiful Imperfection‘. Now she presents us the visualization of her jazz song ‘The Way I Feel‘, which is one of the songs from her album that sounds a bit heavier and darker.

The video takes place in a hospital and shows Asa dressed as a nurse and those people who lay injured in the hospital. Although it might not be a very spectacular video – it’s very calm and slow – it succeeds to express the self-reflective lyrics of the song. Here, the nurse seems to embody the frustrating helplessness that one can hear in Asa’s song. Although she knows how bad the world is and despite the fact that she might know the cures, she feels powerless and hopeless. Watch the video below:

“I feel like I’m not the only one who’s frustrated
I feel like something’s going wrong
I can’t escape it
I feel like the destinies of those meant
To be the best
Are in the hands of liars now the world is on fire”

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Asa  *-*  ‘The Way I Feel

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