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Ice Prince Triple Shot: 'That Could Be Us,' 'In the Morning' & 'Don't Leave Me'

Stream three new singles from Nigeria's Ice Prince, "That Could Be Us," "In the Morning" and "Don't Leave Me" with Zimbabwe's Simba Tagz.


Nigerian label Chocolate City's flagship artist Ice Prince came through this week bearing two new singles. While there's still no word on his next studio album, the rap superstar has continued to prove himself a prolific collaborator, teaming up this year on tracks with AKA, with Sarkodie and Iyanya. "That Could Be Us," a recounting true love story, is next in line for Mr. Zamani's list of collaborations, this time linking with Starboy sibling duo Legundary Beatz. Pulsating drum beats, light hip-hop kicks, and  synth chords keep the song uptempo. 

Following suit, Ice Prince released a second track that day with fellow Nigerian and Akpako Master Terry G, "In the Morning." The song opens with DJ Mustard-type beats and a heavy single-hitting synthesizer, before heading in a mid-tempo direction courtesy of long melodic riffs via Drey Beatz.

Yet even before this week's double shot, Ice Prince jumped on a remix of Showtime Record's leading man Simba Tagz's "Don't Leave Me." Produced by the Zimbabwean singer himself, the song and its hip-hop instrumental tethers on the brink of reggae with a rocking bass and solid drum pattern. Listen to all three tracks 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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