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Exclusive Stream: Fela Kuti & His Koola Lobitos 'Se E Tun De' For Record Store Day

Hear an exclusive stream of Fela Kuti and His Koola Lobito's rare track "Se E Tun De," coming out in limited vinyl for Record Store Day.


Knitting Factory Records are prepping a rare limited edition 7" of Se E Tun De / Waka Waka from Fela Kuti and his Koola Lobitos for this year's upcoming Record Store Day. The release's A-Side "Se E Tun De" features a more jazz-oriented version of Fela's signature afrobeat sound. Se E Tun De / Waka Waka will be available exclusively in stores on Record Store Day April 19. This limited vinyl follows last year's numerous Felabrations of what would've been Fela's 75th birthday, as well as KFR's release of The Best Of The Black President 2. Hear Fela Kuti And His Koola Lobitos' "Se E Tun De" streaming exclusively below.

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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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