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T.W.O drops video for ‘Rise Up’

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Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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Tunde and Wunmi Obe

Tunde and Wunmi Obe who won the Best Contemporary Afro Video for the song ‘BIANU’ at the just concluded Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) are not leaving any loose ends as they keep dropping video after video from their new album titled, ‘T.W.O. Plus’.

The album, T.W.O. Plus employs a more urban production feel and socially conscious messages. It features production from elite Nigerian music producers such as Del B, Samklef, Papi J and B. Jay Productions.

The non-relenting couple, Tunde and Wunmi Obe aka T.W.O just concluded the video shoot for one of the songs in the album, ‘Rise-Up’. A reggae flavoured song, which is directed by the renowned Nigerian cinematographer, Clarence Peters.

The track ‘Rise-Up’ is a unique and different style of music from the couple, which they claim is for the enjoyment of all reggae fans in the world.In their words, “The song, ‘Rise-Up’ is for all reggae lovers out there. Though we are not reggae artiste, we decided to do something different for our fans and to celebrate all the great reggae musicians we have lost and those alive. You all are going to love the video and get lost in the feel of the music. The video will be dropping very soon.”

T.W.O. Plus is a 15-track album with hit singles, ‘Green White Green’ ft. 2face Idibia, ‘Omonsa’, ‘Bianu’ ft. Floss, Rise Up, Ire ft. Brace, Ayanmo ft. 9ice and ‘Wedding Day’, whose video has won the NMVA 2014 award for Best Use of Costume.

The couple, who are Nigeria’s most recognizable husband and wife act, first achieved recognition and public acclaim in the 90s and over the past two decades, their creative collaborations have spawned successful albums such as ‘T.W.O 4 Real,’ ‘T.W.O. Legit’, as well as popular anthems such as 2005 smash hits ‘Mogbomoya’ and ‘Adupe’.

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