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Listen to AYLØ's New Mixtape 'dnt'dlt'

The buzzing Nigerian act shares his new 10-track mixtape.

AYLØ is a rising rapper, singer & producer coming out of the same innovative Nigerian musical circles as the likes of Santi and Odunsi.

AYLØ, who we previously named one of the 6 Artists From the New School to watch, is now sharing his new mixtape dnt'dlt, a hazy and alluring ride through the artist's wide array of influences—from hip-hop to soul to jazz and more—all presented in his own new wave lens.

The 10-track project features up-and-comers like Fasina, PscyhoYP, Myquale, Mojo, Sugabana, and Cheso. Dnt'dlt includes the previously released single "Paris!," which was co-produced by Le Mav and Odunsi The Engine.


"The mixtape is about believing in yourself and your ideas," AYLØ mentions. "It's about maintaining confidence through it all you know. Like how the closest people to you sometimes are the ones that either don't believe at all or they catch on late… after you've already been struggling, having to hear all the condescending shit that might be said about you and your career decisions."

"Still it's your life and your existence, so no one can tell you who you are unless you tell yourself that as well. It only becomes real when you make it real. So whatever it is… dnt dlt. Fight the depression. Know you're not alone… and don't delete. Don't kill yourself, don't delete yourself, you are abundant. Stay Alive. Please. Love."

Listen to the new mixtape below.



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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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