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FOKN Bois Return With New Single 'Wo Nim Mi' Featuring Medikal

The lead single from their upcoming EP, Afrobeats LOL.

FOKN Bois are back.

The Ghanaian duo of Wanlov the Kubolor and M3NSA are readying the release of their new EP, Afrobeats LOL. We're told the tongue-in-cheek title is the guys making fun of themselves—they said they'd never make an afrobeats album but they've ended up making a very good one.

Afrobeats LOL is is set to featuring collaborations with the likes of Mr. Eazi, Sister Deborah, Dex Kwasi and Gyedu Blay Ambolley.

Today we're premiering the release's lead single "Wo Nim Mi," featuring Ghanaian rapper Medikal.

"Wo Nim Mi translates as 'now you claim to know me because I have made it,'" FOKN Bois tell OkayAfrica. "This song celebrates success by rubbing it in the faces of those who could have helped. Now let's all dance together."


"This is the first single off the Afrobeats LOL EP and it is produced by M3NSA who was going for a groove and vibe that no Ghanaian or West African for that matter can resist on the dance floor," the Ghanaian duo explains. "M3NSA raps about finally overcoming obstacles in the music industry by clearing a new path and building demand while Kubolor is being mischievous with his lyrics as usual teasing M3NSA and mentioning names of female Ghanaian celebrities he fancies.

"The song features Medikal who is one of the brightest rap stars in Ghana that has become so famous he changes his sim card every week. Now we dey come check the body."

Get into "Wo Nim Mi" 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'

Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe (Lyric Video) www.youtube.com

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