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AFRICA IN YOUR EARBUDS #70: DJ CUPPY

Lagos-born DJ Cuppy's new mixtape showcases her ‘Neo-Afrobeats’ sound, a blend of electro-house and afrobeats.

Lagos-born DJ Cuppy cooked up her 'Neo-Afrobeats' sound, a blend of electro-house and afrobeats, spinning at nightclubs and fashion parties in London while she was attending college. That global dance sound propels her popular mixtape series House Of Cuppy, which also echo influences from her new home of New York.


The Nigerian DJ, producer and songwriter takes the reins on our new Africa In Your Earbuds, delivering a mixtape that pairs classic club anthems from around the world with the best from Nigerian pop, including tracks by Wizkid, Davido, Olamide, Yemi Alade, Patoranking, Timaya, Dr SID and more.

“This mix is an amazing expression of my experiences," DJ Cuppy tells Okayafrica. “The music is a fusion of Afrobeats and Western House. Living in London and Lagos, and now New York, I soak in so many cultures so this mix allows me to display an array of varieties!"

Stream AIYE #70: DJ Cuppy below and see the full track list underneath.

TRACK LIST

Steve Angello “Show Me Love"

Club Anthems “Satisfaction"

Funky Dee “Are You Gonna Bang Doe?"

L.A.X “Ginger" Ft Wizkid

Major Lazer & Vybz Kartel “Pon de Floor"

Wande Coal “Baby Hello"

Davido “Skelewu (Uhuru Remix)"

Alex Gaudino “Destination Calabria"

Yemi Alade “Johnny"

DJ Snake & Lil' Jon “Turn Down For What"

Timaya “Sanko"

Montell Jordan “This Is How We Do It"

Patoranking “Girlie O"

Major Lazer “Watch Out (Bumaye)"

Olamide “Durosoke"

Dr SID “Surulere"

Lil Kesh “Shoki (Remix)" Ft. Davido & Olamide

MC GalaxySekem

Olamide “Story For The Gods"

Uhuru “Y Tjukutja" Ft Professor Oskido & Dj Bucks

Wizkid “Show Me The Money"

LMFAO “Let the Bass Kick In Miami Girl"

Wande Coal “The Kick (Feat Don Jazzy)"

Pitbull “Give Me Everything (Tonight)"

Sean Tizzle “Sho Le"

LMFAO “Party Rock Anthem"

DJ Vetkuk vs Mahoota “Via Orlando (Uhuru Remix)" FT Dr Malinga

Cuppy “I Love My Country" ft Tunji Oyelana

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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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