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Watch Burna Boy Perform 'Ye' at Coachella

The 'African Giant' represented Nigeria from multiple angles at Coachella.

Two of our favorites artists, Burna Boy and Mr Eazi, made their debut at Coachella 2019 last weekend.

If you didn't catch them on the live stream, we've got you covered with this highlight from Burna Boy's set.

The 'African Giant' brought a full live band with dancers to the California desert for a highly-energetic live performance that featured older hits like "Tonight" and "Soke" alongside new bangers like the Zlatan-assisted "Kilin Dem" and "Ph City Vibration."

Read: Why Burna Boy & Mr Eazi Are the Right Artists to Bring Afrobeats to the World

Burna Boy closed things off with his massive hit "Ye," one of the clear standouts from his latest full-length album Outside and a song so good that people online even argued it should become the new Nigerian national anthem when it came out.

The Nigerian star got everyone moving to this live band version of his big single, packed with added saxophone lines and background group vocals. He had the Coachella crowd singing along to its refrain by the end.


Watch Mr Eazi Shout Out "the Whole of Africa" at Coachella

If you were wondering about Burna Boy's eye-catching yellow ensemble for the performance, it was made by Lagos-born designer Kenneth Ize, who's been making noise for having the likes of Naomi Campbell wearing his handwoven wear.

So Burna Boy was representing Nigeria from multiple angles at Coachella.

Watch his performance of "Ye" below.

Burna Boy - Ye - Live at Coachella 2019 Sunday April 14, 2019 youtu.be





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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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