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Watch Ayanda Jiya and A-Reece’s New Music Video For ‘Falling For You’

Ayanda Jiya's A-Reece-assisted single gets the visual treatment.

In February, Ayanda Jiya released "Falling For You," a love song that's equal parts soothing and banging, thanks to the heartwarming lyrics and a mean bass-heavy beat from Zeph Beats.

About two months later, the South African R&B singer returns with visuals for the stunning visuals for the song, which features the rapper A-Reece.


The music video is directed by Cape Town-based director Motion Billy. The visuals are clean, and are based on two colors—when Ayanda isn't performing among white balloons against a white backdrop, she's performing in front of a red one. Probably to signify love.

Ayanda Jiya has been bubbling under for the past few years, appearing on songs by the likes of Ralf Gum, Stogie T, Ginger Trill, Lady Zamar, A-Reece and a few more. And don't sleep on her solo projects either, Love Supreme (2015) and To Whom It May Concern (2017).

"Falling For You" is the first single to Ayanda's upcoming debut album Ayandastand, which will drop sometime this year.

Watch the music video for "Falling For You" below, and download the song here or stream it underneath.

Ayanda Jiya - Falling For You ft A-Reece (Official Music Video) www.youtube.com




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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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