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Weekly Music Video

Today's video is My Love by American rapper Wale featuring American electro dance trio Major Lazer,  Nigerian singer Wizkid and British singer Dua Lipa. Wale's full name is Olubowale Victor Aktintimehin. His parents who are orginally from Nigeria, moved to America in the late 70s and he was born in Washington DC.

Wale started out by releasing the mixtape Paint a Picture in 2005. His early songs include Rhyme of the Century, Dig Dug (Shake It) and Uptown Roamers. In 2008 he signed to Allido Records (run by British DJ and singer Mark Ronson) and Interscope. His debut album Attention Deficit came out in November 2009. To date he has released 11 mixtapes (his most recent was 2017's Before I Shine) and 5 studio albums- Attention Deficit, Ambition (2011), The Gifted (2013), The Album About Nothing (2015) and SHINE (2017), plus EPs and collaborative albums. Wale's most successful singles to date are Lotus Bomb featuring Miguel and Bad featuring Tiara Thomas. (Bajan singer Rihanna features on the remix). Other singles include Chillin' with Lady Gaga, Pretty Girls featuring Gucci Mane and Weensey, Work with Australian rapper Iggy Azalea, Running Back featuring rapper Lil Wayne, Saint Laurent with DJ Sliink and DJ/producer/singer Skrillex and his latest, Staying Power.

Wale's music includes elements of go-go. Last month he signed to the record company Warner Bros. He also has his own management company and record label Every Blue Moon aka EBM (formely The Board Management) which he runs with Le'Greg O'Harrison.

My Love is from SHINE. It was released last August and the video and song have a summer vibe, so a good fit for this time of year!



For more on Wale visit his website: http://www.walemusic.com/


Dua fan? Check out these links:

Selection of videos: http://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2016/04/more-dua-lipa-videos.html

Songs from her debut album Dua Lipa: http://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2017/06/new-dua-lipa-album.html

New Rules vid: http://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2017/07/weekly-music-video_26.html

Video for One Kiss with Calvin Harris: http://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2018/05/weekly-music-video_41.html


Prefer Wizkid? You can listen to his song Sugarcane with Tiwa Savage here: here: http://starsparklex.blogspot.com/2017/10/african-music.html

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