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Okayafrica & Everyday People Present EVERYDAY AFRIQUE With a Live Performance From AKA This 4th of July

We’re linking up once again with our friends at Everyday People for an Independence Day installment of our EVERYDAY AFRIQUE rooftop party.

We’re linking up once again with our friends at Everyday People for an Independence Day installment of our EVERYDAY AFRIQUE rooftop party.


Join us at Brooklyn’s Output this 4th of July as we’ll be hosting a very special live performance from AKA, the South African rapper poised to take over the world.

He’ll be joined by the usual suspects: Everyday People’s DJ Moma and DJ Rich Knight, Electrafrique’s own DJ Underdog, and NYC-based DJ/producer Kashaka.

Buy tickets here to the EVERYDAY AFRIQUE party with AKA this 4th of July at Output.

Join the Facebook event here.

Check out a drone video (below) and our photo gallery from May's EVERYDAY AFRIQUE to see what you missed. Don't miss out again!

21+ / Doors at 3PM / $20 at the door/$15 advance tickets

 

Flyer by Underdog.

Flyer by Underdog.

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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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