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Watch Flame and Ecco’s Music Video for ‘Home Run’

Flame just released a new video from his latest album.

Flame and Ecco's new video for their collaborative song "Home Run" shows just how deep their friendship runs. After Flame dies in a drive-by shooting and is seen ascending to the clouds, Ecco takes care of his friend's family.


The video is directed by Morale Phala, popularly known as Clout Cassette. He has shot numerous visuals for Flame and his affiliates.

"Home Run" is a song from Flame's debut album CandyMan, which was released in July. The project spans 19 songs and runs for 76 minutes. But you will wish it was longer.

CandyMan is one of the best South African hip-hop albums of the year, and an addition to an already impressive discography which includes the rapper, singer and producer's 2017 debut EP Clouds and its incremental Clouds (Special Edition), a collaborative EP with Zoocci Coke Dope titled DND (2018), an EP titled Germander, which was released earlier this year before CandyMan.

The album features artists who are in Flame's immediate circles such as Zoocci Coke Dope, Ecco, Ayanda Jiya, The Big Hash and more.

Flame has built a strong reputation among South Africa's new wave of hip-hop artists, and CandyMan further solidifies his position.

Watch the music video for "Home Run" below and stream CandyMan underneath:

Flame - HOME RUN (feat. ECCO) [Official Music Video] www.youtube.com


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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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