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BankyOnDBeatz & Muyiwa's 'Bamilo' Will Jump Start Your Week

An upblifting track about finding true love from the rising Nigerian artists.

BankyOnDBeatz returns with the uplifting track "Bamilo," featuring up-and-coming Nigerian singer-songwriter Muyiwa.

"Bamilo" is an upbeat composition built on light guitars, airy keyboard chords, and addictive afro-fusion beat work. Muyiwa takes center stage as he sings about finding his true love.

The single follows the rising Nigerian producer's previous singles like "Hello" featuring Tomi Thomas & L Marshall, "Omoluabi" with Jinmi Abduls & Tobi Sunmola and "Afromadtown" alongside Lady Donli, Preye Itams and DJ Yin.


Read: Rising Producer BankyOnDBeatz Talks About His Fuego Senoras EP

"Bamilo" is yet another example of BankyOnDBeatz' knack for dropping standout collaborations with a wide array of acts from Nigeria and abroad.

Listen to BankyOnDBeatz and Muyiwa's new single below, this one's sure to jump start your week.

"Bamilo" is available everywhere now.



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The African Union Condemns Violence Against #EndSARS Protesters in Nigeria

The African Union Commission chairperson has (finally) condemned the deadly violence against protesters calling for an end to police brutality in Nigeria. However, many feel the body's declaration is a little too late.

EWN reports that the African Union (AU) Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has "strongly condemned the violence that erupted on 20 October 2020 during protests in Lagos, Nigeria that has resulted in multiple deaths and injuries." However, Mahamat's statement did not specifically denounce the actions of the security forces' actions. This past Tuesday, protesters calling for the disbandment of the infamous and an end to police brutality, were shot at by security forces at Lekki Toll Gate. The incident occurred shortly after an abrupt 24-hour curfew had been imposed by the State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the AU has called for all involved "political and social actors to reject the use of violence and respect human rights and the rule of law" and recommended that they "privilege dialogue".
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