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Davido, Diplo, Burna Boy & More Will Play Nigeria's Gidi Culture Festival 2017

Nigeria's Gidi Culture Festival is coming back strong this year for their fourth annual all-day bash at Lagos’ Eko Atlantic on April 15.

Nigeria's Gidi Culture Festival is coming back strong this year for their fourth annual all-day bash at Lagos’ Eko Atlantic on April 15.


This year's line-up is star-packed and will feature performances from Davido, Burna Boy,, Diplo Seyi Shay, Reekado Banks, Simi, Niniola, Sauti Sol, Vanessa Mdee, Falana, Dremo, Ckay, Mayorkun, Boj, and many others.

DJs Obi, Neptune, Altims and Vibes will be present and holding down the decks as well, alongside the this year's festival hosts Folu Storms and Jimmie.

You can see the full line-up here.

"This one-day event is... aimed at facilitating the growth of the urban youth culture in Nigeria," a representative for Gidi Culture Festival writes. "It will include physical and mental games for activity lovers such as volleyball and beach soccer with celebrity coaches and players."

"Highlights of the event will include, the display of carefully curated art pieces and live sketching by incredible Nigerian illustrators. The aim is to promote our culture and encourage people to support these young and upcoming artists."

"Most importantly, attendees will be spoilt for choice with food and drinks as there will be a range of appetising delights from various vendors."

Tickets for Gidi Culture Festival are available now.

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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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