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Twitter Hilariously Reacts to Davido Joining Nigeria's National Youth Service Corps

People with "thaty billion" in their account have to serve their country too.

Despite, owning a private jet and being an award-winning afrobeats megastar, Davido is really just like the rest of us. So much so, that he too, has to participate in mandatory state-run youth programs.

Yesterday, the 25-year-old singer shared an image showing that he had joined Nigeria's National Youth Service (NYSC), a mandatory work program for Nigerian college graduates under the age of 30 who want to become part of the country's workforce. The program is not known for being the easiest or the most accommodating.

Despite all of this, Davido, one of the country's top celebrities has enlisted in the program, three years after his graduation.


The afrobeats star joining the NYSC has come as a surprise to many, who didn't quite expect the superstar to still participate in the program.

Reactions are rolling in from folks on Twitter who are quite surprised by the news. Many wonder whether the programs monthly stipend of 19,800 Naira ($54.73) will be granted to the man who famously sang the line "thirty billion for the account oh."
















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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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