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Listen to Blaq Diamond’s New Album ‘Umuthi’

Blaq Diamond shares their sophomore album 'Umuthi.'

Blaq Diamond, the South African duo made up of Ndumiso Mdletshe and Sphelele Dunywa and currently signed to Ambitiouz Entertainment, just released their sophomore album, Umuthi, which is a follow-up to their 2017 debut album Inqola.


The project features several guests across its 13 songs; the likes of Sjava, Cici, The Legacy, Igcokama Elisha and a few others all make contributions to the album. Previously released singles such as the video singles "Memeza," "Love Letter" and "Ibhanoyi."

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The music on Umuthi references vintage South African genres such as mbhaqanga, maskandi and isicathamiya among others. As fans have grown to expect from the duo, the project consists of sincere songs that speak about relatable issues. For instance, in the opening song, which is also the title track, the duo laments the lack of humanity in the country's economic and entertainment hub Joburg.

Blaq Diamond has grown from strength to strength ever since releasing their debut album in 2017. They have made a name for themselves by making songs that everyday people can relate to, and tell stories that depict the lived realities of black people in South Africa and other parts of southern Africa where their brand of pop resonates.

Stream the duo's latest album Umuthi 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'

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