Watch AKA’s Music Video for ‘F.R.E.E’ Featuring Riky Rick and DJ Tira

AKA shares the visuals for his chart-topping single 'F.R.E.E.'

AKA's single "F.R.E.E" is one of the most played songs on South African radio at the moment. The song, which has topped many charts on the country's stations, features fellow rapper Riky Rick and house producer, artist and disk jockey Tira.


The hit single just got treated to visuals, which AKA shared on Sunday to his followers. "F.R.E.E" is tailored for the festive season, which in South Africa is a time when all morals are lost and the country needs new singles to dance to all December.

Sonically, the song references old school kwaito, a genre that used to run South African Decembers in the 90s and early 2000s. All three verses on "F.R.E.E" are sparse with catchy lines and flows; after all, not many people have time to decipher punchlines on the dancefloor.

The visual lives up to the song's jolly nature, as AKA and his peeps can be seen cruising in a convertible Gusheshe (vintage BMW 3 Series), Riky and Tira perform their verses before several of the same German machines.

December is always a tricky time for hip-hop in South Africa, as the country is known for being a dancing nation. There are always a few hip-hop artists who save the day, usually with songs that are less rap and more dance. "F.R.E.E" is one of those songs this year.

Watch the music video for "F.R.E.E" by AKA, Riky Rick and DJ Tira below and stream the song underneath:

AKA - F.R.E.E ft. Riky Rick, DJ Tira youtu.be



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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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