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DJ Sbu Goes Afrobeat In His Latest Single ‘Beautiful’ Featuring Portia Monique

Listen to DJ Sbu's latest single.

South African house DJ, producer, businessman and media personality DJ Sbu has a new single. The song, which is titled "Beautiful," features world-famous Hawaii-born vocalist Portia Monique.


In the song, Sbu hands the singer a mid-tempo Afrobeat instrumental, which she owns with her layered vocals. She croons comfortably about a person whose beauty she needs an insight into.


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DJ Sbu's releases have always been unpredictable since he released his first album Y-Lens Vol. 1 in 2006. But his music has always been deeply rooted in deep house. So, hearing him exploring Afrobeat is refreshing, and is proof that the Nigerian genre is loved all over the continent and the world.

Listen to "Beautiful" below or/and download it here.

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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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