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Focalistic Drops 'Ke Star' Remix Featuring Davido

South African hip-hop artist Focalistic has officially released the highly anticipated 'Ke Star' remix featuring Davido.

South Africa's genre-bending artist, Focalistic, has dropped the highly anticipated remix for his platinum single "Ke Star" which features Davido. This comes after Focalistic and Davido teased music fans on Twitter with a short sound clip of the "Ke Star" remix earlier in the week. The "Ke Star" remix follows from Focalistic's latest album Sghubu Ses Excellent which dropped in December last year.


Read: Listen to Focalistic's New Project 'Sghubu Ses Excellent'

The "Ke Star" remix starts off with Davido's vocals and catchy lyrics for which the superstar is known. The remix is just as good as the upbeat original hit and the addition of one of Nigeria's best Afrobeats artists gives it an edge. A couple of weeks ago, Focalistic shared a video on Twitter of him hanging out with Davido and teaching him Pitori slang. The video shows Davido easily pick up the lingo and had music fans subsequently excited for the "Ke Star" remix drop. According to Naija Vibes, Davido and Focalistic had recording sessions in Nigeria ahead of the release. Waves of music fans on Twitter have responded positively to the remix since it dropped.

Focalistic has managed to successfully merge a distinct South African sound which emerged from Pretoria with hip-hop and amapiano. The "Ke Star" remix with Davido is another instance of South Africa's amapiano movement spreading across Africa. The track is produced by one of South Africa's youngest and best amapiano DJs, Vigro Deep.

Listen to the "Ke Star" remix on Spotify.

Listen to the "Ke Star" remix on Apple Music.


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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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