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Nigeria’s Olamide shares ‘Rock’ from forthcoming album: UY Scuti

Check out the Clarence Peters-directed visual.

Nigerian music superstar Olamide has shared audio and visuals for ‘Rock’, the first single from his forthcoming album, ‘UY Scuti’. The ten-track LP, Olamide’s third new music project in just over a year, is set for release on June 14 through a partnership between his own YBNL Nation imprint and US indie powerhouse, EMPIRE.

The video for Rock’, was directed by renowned Nigerian director Clarence Peters, takes viewers inside a noir vision of Lagos, starring Olamide and dancer Soliat Bada, as flirtatious lovers plotting a rendezvous. Rising Nigerian beatmaker Eskeez, who handles the lion’s share of production on ‘UY Scuti’, produced the intimate, mid-tempo Afrobeats scorcher.

The song is saying my lady doesn’t have to do too much to impress me — I love you already, Olamidé says. It’s expressing what a guy would sing to a girl to give her confidence. I’m telling the women out there that, if a man truly loves you, you don’t have to go overboard to please him.

Watch and listen to ‘Rock’.


Written by Ralph Okobz

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