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Burna Boy Drops New Song and Video 'Anybody'

The African Giant is back with another banger.

Burna Boy returns with a new song and video just in time for the weekend.

On "Anybody," the artist sends a message to the naysayers, reminding them that "respect is reciprocal," and that he has no time for enemies. The track, produced by Rexxie, features a smooth saxophone riff and rhythmic percussion—making the song another one fit for the dance floor.

The video sees the artist in a number of colorful settings, including a trippy glow-in-the-dark room, where his face can be seen with striking neon decorations. In other parts of the video, Burna Boy is dressed sharply and joined by dancers as he hits the zanku.


Burna Boy has had a busy year so far. He released the singles "Dangote" and "Kiillin Dem" earlier this year. In March, the artist became the first Nigerian musician to sell out the Apollo, and in April the artist represented for his country at Coachella.

He released the joint EP Steel & Copper with producer duo DJDS in March, and has hinted at the release of his next album, African Giant some time this year, so it looks like we have plenty more to look forward to from the always-consistent artist.

Watch the music video for "Anybody" below, directed by Clarence Peters.

Burna Boy - Anybody (Official Video) www.youtube.com

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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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