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Get Down to DJ Moma & Moniki's Afro-Brazilian Playlist

Listen to some Afro-Baile gems in this exclusive playlist from Moma and Moniki.

By now you should be aware that DJ Moma knows how to get a party started.

For years, the Sudanese-born DJ has been the driving force behind the hugely successful Everyday People parties, as well as the Everyday Afrique shows held jointly by OkayAfrica, Electrafrique and EP—the latest of which just brought down the house last weekend.

On her end, the Rio de Janeiro-bred Moniki has been pushing baile funk jams across New York City as the leader the diasporic culture party series Internationally Known, as well curating the Balada nights, which highlight Brazilian and Afro-Latin music.

CATCH DJ MOMA & MONIKI AT OKAYAFRICA'S NAIJA WORLDWIDE PARTY 6/2 IN BROOKLYN

Moma and Moniki will now be joining forces to spin alongside DJ Tunez and a very special afrobeats star guest at our upcoming NAIJA WORLDWIDE party this Saturday, June 2 in Brooklyn.


Ahead of that event, the two have put together this Afro-Baile playlist exclusively for OkayAfrica. It plays like perfect cross-Atlantic musical bridge between the afrobeats sounds of West Africa, the baile funk of Brazil and everything in between.

"This playlist is inspired by the music that Moniki and I play consisting of African and Brazilian music which is our roots," Moma mentions to us about the selections.

Get into Moma and Moniki's Afro-Baile playlist below on OkayAfrica's Spotify and Apple Music channels and see more info on this weekend's NAIJA WORLDWIDE party underneath.




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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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