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Seun Kuti’s New Video: An Ode to the Black Woman

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Afrobeat torchbearer Seun Kuti along with Egypt 80 has released the video clip for their single “Black Woman,” off their 2014 release A Long Way to the Beginning. The song features the vocals of Nigerian singer Nneka.

“Black Woman” is a celebration of and an ode to black women. The visuals highlight black female icons from Seun’s grandmother Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti to the likes of Nina Simone, Angela Davis, Maya Angelou, and the everyday black woman. The video culminates with a short montage of Seun’s infant daughter Adara Anikulapo-Kuti. It’s a powerful and uplifting message that arrives just in time for Women’s History Month.

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