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Watch Kelvyn Boy & Joey B's New Music Video For 'Mea'

PREMIERE: Watch the clip for the standout track from the Stonebwoy signee's new T.I.M.E EP.

Rising Ghanaian act Kelvyn Boy just dropped his new T.I.M.E EP on Stonebwoy's Burniton Music Group label.

The 8-song EP sees Kelvyn Boy connecting with big Ghanaian names like his label boss Stonebwoy, Medikal and Joey B over catchy afro-fusion production from Liquid Beatz and Samsney. "T.I.M.E is my debut EP and is an abbreviation for 'The Inspirational Moment Ever,'" Kelvyn Boy tells OkayAfrica, "From the production to lyrics it's strictly afrobeats—I wanted to represent this sound and Ghana's sound to a global market."


Today we're premiering the new music video for the EP's latest single "Mea," a sleek head-nodder featuring Joey B. Kelvyn Boy told us how the addictive track came about:

"Mea is a big tune for me and one of the EP's highlights I'd say, it has a highlife flair which I love. It came together really quickly in the studio, when I heard my producer playing something he'd been working on I was like 'I love that beat, let's put some guitar on this and start working on it.' So we put some guitar lines down and I just started to freestyle over the beat—my producer said 'yo yo we need to record this now!' So we put down the vocal there and then. I just needed someone who can rap and sing at the same to finish it off so I had Joey B in mind. We sent him the song and he linked us and the next day we finished it in the studio."

Get into the new music video for "Mea," directed by J Willz, below. Kelvyn Boy's T.I.M.E EP is 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'

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