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okay acoustics: Watch Burna Boy Play a Live Rendition of 'Anybody'

The African Giant blesses us with a live performance of "Anybody" backed by The Outsiders.

Burna Boy's highly-anticipated album, African Giant, has been making waves and getting played on constant rotation across both sides of the Atlantic.

African Giant sees the buzzing Nigerian star delivering several addictive shades of his signature afro-fusion sound, as he blends in influences from afrobeat, dancehall, hip-hop, RnB and more.

Photos: OkayAfrica Hosts Burna Boy's 'African Giant' Listen Party

During a recent visit to NYC, Burna Boy stopped by Okay Space to deliver a highly-energetic take on one of the album's standout singles, "Anybody," backed by the head-nodding beats, keys and vocals from The Outsiders, featuring singer Christina Matuvo.

Watch the latest episode of okay acoustics, introducing a new live performance set-up for our series, with Burna Boy below.


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Credits:

Producer: Greg Poole
Music recorded and mixed by: Gabe MG
Audio: Pro Audio Connection
Camera: Sam Henriques, Greg Poole
Edit: Greg Poole
Colorist: Samantha Astolfi

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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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