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Burna Boy Announces 'The African Giant Returns Tour'

Catch the Nigerian star live across North America and Europe.

Burna Boy is going back on the road for a major headline tour.

'The African Giant Returns Tour' will kick off this August in Toronto and will see the Nigerian star playing live concerts across Canada, the United States, Belgium, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

The new tour dates follow his live shows across the U.S. earlier this year, which saw him perform at Coachella and at the historic Apollo Theater in NYC.

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


The buzzing Nigerian artist recently dropped another banger, "Anybody," a Rexxie-produced single in which he sends a message to the naysayers, reminding them that "respect is reciprocal," and that he has no time for enemies.

Burna Boy also recently earned a nomination for the 2019 BET Awards under the "Best International Act" category alongside, Mr Eazi, AKA, Aya Nakamura, Dosseh, Dave and Giggs.

For tickets and full info on 'The African Giant Returns Tour' head to On A Spaceship.

Photos: Burna Boy Brought His 'African Giant' Energy to NYC's Historic Apollo Theater

THE AFRICAN GIANT RETURNS TOUR 2019

AUGUST

9 - Toronto, ON - Rebel

11 - Montreal, QC - L'Olympia

16 - Edmonton, AB - Union Hall

17 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre

28 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues

29 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern

SEPTEMBER

4 - Denver, CO - Summit

8 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues

10 - Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre

13 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts

15 - Washington, DC - The Fillmore Silver Spring

20 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore

OCTOBER

20 – Brussels - Palais 12

24 – Amsterdam - AFAS Live

NOVEMBER

3 – Wembley - The SSE Arena

6 – Manchester - Albert Hall

9 – Leicester - O2 Academy

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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'

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