Kanyi Mavi Shares New Single ‘Lobola’ Produced by Kay Faith

Kanyi Mavi releases a new single and announces an upcoming EP.

In her latest song, Kanyi Mavi is whipped. Her love for the man who stole her heart is driving her to pay amalobolo. A progressive move from Kanyi as that's normally the man's role in most African cultures.

The Cape Town-based lyricist has one of the most solid deliveries this side of the Equator, and in the new song, she proves she will always have it (the second verse is a serious work of art).

"Lobola" features Prof.Ceaz and was produced by Kay Faith, one of the country's most sought-after talent behind the boards. She is also one of the very few women who are involved in production in South African hip-hop.

Read: Meet The Woman Engineering Your Favorite South African Hip-Hop Releases

"Lobola" is the first single from Kanyi since last year's "Umsindo," a song by Saturday, Monday in which the emcee was featured.

Kanyi has been promising an EP for several years since the release of the single "Ngqangqa" which was released in 2017 accompanied by visuals. The project she stated was supposed to be produced by Ted Krotkiewski, a producer from Sweden. He produced the single "Andizenzi" by Kanyi, which she released in 2016.

"Lobola" will appear in an upcoming project by the rapper titled Khon'ba due for a 28th of February release. It's not clear if the same project she announced in 2017. Khon'ba will be the first project from Kanyi since her debut album Iintombi Zifikile released in 2012.

The upcoming project will be five-songs long and will feature appearances from Blaklez, Kritsi Ye Spaza, Prof.Ceaz and Kanyi's long-time producer and collaborator Khosh.

Stream "Lobola" 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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