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Watch The Video For Motèl Mari x Dirty Paraffin 'According To Who (Remix)'

Watch the shifting green-screen video for Motel Mari x Dirty Paraffin's "According To Who" remix.


Motèl Mari, the textural soundscape project from BLK JKS members Mpumi Mcata, Tshepang Ramoba and collaborator João Orecchia, drops a chroma keyed video for the Dirty Paraffin remix of "According To Who." DP's Okmalumkoolkat takes center stage as he spits his verse and trudges through the motions of a 'big talk show' interview only to walk off set into the shifting, green-screen dimensions created by his own head. Watch the Mpumi-directed video for "According To Who (Dirty Paraffin Remix)," premiering here, below and stick through to the 2-minute mark for some dance lessons from Okmalum. Grab this and other reworks on Motèl Mari's Eternal Peasant Remixes: South Africa x South Florida.

Starring OKMALUMKOOLKAT

With Dizzy Moeti, Spizee, João Orecchia, Mpumelelo Mcata, Tshepang Ramoba,

For Sisterhood of the Displaced Brides: Honey Makwakwa. Lindiwe Matshikiza, Vishanthi Kali, Lavendhri Arumugam, Myer Taub, Cara Snyman

Directed by Mpumelelo Mcata

Editing, Compositing, Effects and Background Videos by João Orecchia

Camera by Storm Solomons

Sign Language Shot by Liam Lynch

Green Screen Lighting by Xolani Ndlovu

Extra Background Video by Lindiwe Matshikiza

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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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