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Burna Boy performs on Late Night With Seth Meyers along his band.

Watch Burna Boy Perform 'Way Too Big' On Late Night With Seth Meyers

The Nigerian heavyweight brought his Twice As Tall single to U.S. late night TV.

Burna Boy kicked off his year by putting together a live performance for Late Night With Seth Meyers.

The Nigerian star chose to play his Twice As Tall standout "Way Too Big" on the late night show. The performance featured an array of lights and Burna Boy standing on a draped platform while his band played in a full circle underneath—an energetic and original set-up for a TV performance.

Read: The 20 Essential Burna Boy Songs

Burna Boy's latest album Twice As Tall is nominated at the 2021 Grammy Awards under the new Best Global Music Album category.

We included Twice As Tall closer "Bank On It" as one of our 20 Best Nigerian Songs of 2020, as well as his collaborations with Wizkid ("Ginger") and Buju ("Lenu" Remix).

Watch Burna Boy's Late Night With Seth Meyers performance below.

Burna Boy: Way Too Big

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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)

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