Afrikan Boy first broke through when he appeared on M.I.A.'s Kala in 2007. He subsequently became one of the first artists to sign to her label, N.E.E.T. Recordings, and released his debut album in 2014. However, more recently, he took a break from music to study for a psychology degree at a London university as well as delivering workshops in film, music, and drama. This year has seen Afrikan Boy return with new material, including the energy boosting "Wot It Do?" the video for which is premiering above via The FADER.
In the visual, Afrikan Boy channels the energy and bounce of the song as he dances on rooftops around London, bringing in people of all ages to vibe with him and his music. Speaking to The FADER via email, he explained that the concept for the video is about removing the lines from reality. "Everyone puts their reality out through various screens and we all crop out elements of things we don’t want to send out to the world," he explained. "The concept grew from the expression to create something a little rough around the edges whilst still being smooth."
"Wot It Do?" is out now on Joca Records. Afrikan Boy is set to release a new studio album in 2018.