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AKA, Burna Boy, JR, & Da LES Throw a House Party In 'All Eyes On Me'

South African rapper AKA releases an official video to his summer jam, "All Eyes on Me," featuring Burna Boy, Da Les, and Jr.


While summer has waved deuces this year for us here in the US, it's only heating up in South Africa, where rapper AKA recently dropped the visuals for his hit "All Eyes on Me." The poolside ready single comes from his sophomore album, LEVELS, and enlists help from the Nigerian Don Gorgon, Burna Boy, motswako wordsmiths Da Les and JR. With South African producer Tweezy on the beat, Da Les, and JR  join AKA on the lyrical front while Burna adds his signature dancehall sound to the hook. Shot in Johannesburg and directed by Young Legend Films, "All Eyes On Me" plays out as an inside look at one of the crew's house parties — taking you from room to room where AKA, Burna Boy, Da Les, and JR greet the lenses with champagne and red party cups. Watch the video below and be on the lookout for a bevy of cameos including members from SA hip-hop collective Cashtime Life. Also, check out our interview with Tweezy, who a few months back spoke about his God Level instrumental beat tape and his favorite tracks off AKA's LEVELS.

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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'

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