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First Listen: Adekunle Gold's "Only Girl" Is Your New Favorite Love Song

Exclusive Video: Watch our premiere of Adekunle Gold's new London-shot music video for "Only Girl," featuring Moelogo.

NIGERIA—Adekunle Gold's "Only Girl" is pure magic. 


The single, which is riding high in the Nigerian music charts, sees the hit-making songwriter team up with the buzzing Moelogo and producer Lekaa Beats for an addictive marriage of romance and shiny guitars.

Adekunle is now releasing his new music video for "Only Girl," which we're premiering exclusively here today.

The Mr. Moe Musa-directed video follows Adekunle and his one-and-only girl, played by Bisi Akins, on a perfect date around London.

They take the tube to Abbey Road to recreate the famous Beatles cover, and end up at home taking selfies on the couch after getting over a brief fight.

Moelogo also joins in on the good vibes, performing his verse and dancing alongside Adekunle throughout the clip.

Only Girl" is now available across all streaming and purchasing outlets, including iTunes, Amazon, Deezer, Spotify, TIDAL and Google Play.

Purchase "Only Girl" here.

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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe (Lyric Video) www.youtube.com

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