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Cape Town Residents Will Soon Be Limited To 50 Liters of Water A Day

When the city runs out of water, wealthy Capetonians will learn to live the way a lot of black people live everyday.

Starting from the beginning of February, Capetonians will be restricted to 50 liters of water per day. This is an attempt to save water in Cape Town, which could be the first major city in the world to run out of water.


According to the city's mayor Patricia De Lille, the Mother City runs a risk of reaching the dreaded #DayZero on 21 April.

"We can no longer ask people to stop wasting water. We must force them," De Lille said at a press conference. A majority of Cape Town residents aren't making enough effort to save water.

"Despite our urging for months, 60% of Capetonians are callously using more than 87 liters per day," the mayor said.

A lot of wealthy Capetonians (especially from the affluent suburbs of the city) are complaining about these restrictions. There will be communal water collection areas when #DayZero finally arrives.

A majority of black South Africans, who live in townships and rural areas, have lived under those conditions their whole lives–using communal taps, dry toilets and bathing in basins.

This is a serious crisis, but and is affecting everyone, but rich people, tuck it in, your privilege is showing!

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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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