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BankyOnDBeatz' 'Omoluabi' Is Your New Hazy, Late Night Jam

Listen to the new single from the buzzing Nigerian producer featuring Jinmi Abduls and Tobi Sunmola.

BankyOnDBeatz has been on a roll since the release of his Fuego Senoras EP last year and the more recent "Afromadtown" single.

The rising Nigerian artist now returns with "Omoluabi," an ultra smooth jam that will ease you into weekend mode.

The new track is built on a hypnotizing, grooving beat over which Lagos singer Jinmi Abduls and Manchester-based Nigerian Tobi Sunmola—one of our Indie Artists You Need to Listen To—go in over.


BankyOnDBeatz broke down the meaning behind the track's title for OkayAfrica below:

"Omoluabi, the child of good character (Iwa), hard work and respect, A child of noble pedigree and impeccable character; an adjectival phrase combined from the words 'Omo + ti + Olu-iwa + bi' as its components. Literally translated and taken separately, omo means 'child,' ti means 'that or which,' Olu-iwa means the chief or master of Iwa (character), bi means 'born'. When combined, Omoluabi translates as 'the baby begotten by the chief of Iwa.'"

Listen to "Omoluabi," which is out today and available across all platforms from OkaymusicOkaymusic.

If you're into it, check out more BankyOnDBeatz releases here.



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11 Rwandan Artists You Should Be Listening To

Musicians like Bushali, Kivumbi King, Rita Ange Kagaju, and Alyn Sano have been putting their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

The current landscape of modern Rwandan music is more dynamic than ever before, from updated versions of traditional folk sounds to the recent 'KinyaTrap' phenomenon that has permeated playlists across the country. For decades, Rwandan airwaves have been dominated by international hits — and by a handful of established Rwandan superstars — but now, as the country continues to develop and diversify, so does its musical setting, with new and different sounds ascending from the hills. The past five years have seen the emergence of an army of young artists eager to reclaim their languages (Rwanda has four official languages) and identity, interlacing their music with influences that stretch far and wide.

Here are 11 artists that have emerged in the past five years to put their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

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