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Davido During His BET Awards Speech: "Come to Africa"

The Nigerian artist won Best International Act at this year's BET Awards, while Black Panther took Best Movie.

Davido took home Best International Act last night at the BET Awards.

The Nigerian singer, who's landed major hits lately with "Fia," "If," and "Fall," took the time during his speech to urge people to come to Africa and to collaborate with African artists.

"I'm telling you guys, y'all come to Africa, eat the food, wear the clothes," he mentioned from the stage. "My continent has been so blessed to influence other cultures. Let's collaborate everybody," he also said.


Before beginning his speech, Davido also payed homage to D'banj, who reportedly just tragically lost his one-year-old son.

"Before I go on, I want to send condolences to my big brother, the actual artiste that paved the way for us to be on this stage, Dbanj my condolences I wish you. You're my brother."

Davido beat out the likes of Tiwa Savage, J Hus, Stormzy, Cassper Nyovest and Fally Ipupa to win the Best International Act award.

Also at the awards, Black Panther took home the Best Movie trophy. Michael B. Jordan and Ryan Coogler thanked Black Twitter for the win.

See both videos below.


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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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