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Bonang Matheba Bagged the Top Prize at the Global Social Awards

Queen B promises to keep her foot firmly on our necks this entire year.

South African television personality and entrepreneur, Bonang Matheba, took home the Inspiration & Influence award at the Global Social Awards held in Prague, Czech Republic last night.


Undoubtedly one of South Africa's finest, it's unsurprising that when it came down to it, Bonang beat Morocco's Rawaa Beauty for the prize. Taking to the stage in impeccable style as always, Bonang rehashed how important it is for all those who have considerable influence to use it for what really matters in their individual countries.

Bonang continued her acceptance speech, saying:

"I would like to say to all the influencers who are here. If you are on a platform to influence and inspire, make sure you use it in a positive way. Make sure you light people's lives and make sure you use your social platforms to talk about things that are important around you, in your country."

READ: In Conversation with Bonang Matheba: 'I Know What Just One Educated Girl Can Do for a Community'

Of course, Bonang thanked South Africa and everyone who had been rooting for her to bring home the big win. South Africans on social media have been congratulating Queen B since she announced the news.




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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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