Nigerian afrobeats artiste Yemi Alade discovers sounds from all over her continent, but this video is of her latest single “Tumbum” sticks closer to home. In a melody on the food-themed lyrics of the song, Alade plays a restaurant cook who serves up tasty jollof and fufu in a rural Nigerian community. With a playful storyline starring Nollywood stars Ime Bishop Umoh and Beverly Osu, it’s a hilarious accompaniment to the Selebobo-produced track.
“The video was filmed a few months ago after several weeks of dance rehearsals,” Alade added, speaking via email. “It was a sunny day — thank god — with no signs of rain, and the sky was nicely lit. I had so much fun playing the role of a village girl, I even had a little sumo wrestling to win my man back!”.
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