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You Need to Hear Lady Donli's New Single 'Games'

-The rising Nigerian maverick drops an ambitious funk-filled banger featuring GJtheCaesar.

Zainab Donli, popularly known as Lady Donli is the 21-year-old singer-songwriter spearheading the new wave of Nigerian alternative music. The "all-round creative" is known for her soothing vocals and soulful alt-jazz sounds.

We got to know the talented songstress a little better in her 2017 debut EP, Letters to Her, an intimate 6-track project exploring the complexities of relationships and unrequited love.

Donli positively returns with "Games," the long-awaited first single off her forth-coming album. This time she experiments with a more up-tempo production that blends funk, soul, R&B and dance music.


With a playful yet mature lyricism Donli showcases her artistic growth and London-based talent GJtheCaesar offers an enigmatic energy to the track as they sing about the mind-games that lovers often play.

We definitely cannot wait to see what's in store for us from Lady Donli's upcoming project but right now it's safe to say she's clearly not playing any games when it comes to her music.

Listen to Lady Donli's new single "Games" featuring GJtheCaesar below and purchase it here.

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Kayode Kasum’s Quarantine Watchlist

From 'Wives on Strike' to 'Goodwill Hunting' here's what the Nigerian filmmaker is watching while stuck at home in Lagos.

Kayode Kasum, like most filmmakers, has been stagnated by the coronavirus pandemic. The director behind the blockbuster Sugar Rush and the critically acclaimed Oga Bolaji was working on the post-production of his upcoming movies, The Fate of Alakada: Party Planner and Kambili—a collaboration between FilmOne Entertainment and Chinese Huahua Media— when the Nigerian government announced the lockdown order.

While post-production on Alakada has concluded, the stay-at-home orders have delayed work on Kambili. "Since the team cannot meet at a single point, we are moving hard drives left and right," he says to me over the phone from his home in Lagos. "It is a challenge, but the beautiful thing about a challenge is, when you make it work, it is fulfilling."

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Kasum has turned to books and films for an escape from the unpleasant realities of the pandemic. "I have been reading Elnathan's books: Born on a Tuesday and Becoming Nigeria," he tells me. "I have also been reading film directing books, Directing Actors by Judith Weston." However, Kasum longs for the movies. "I miss going to the cinemas; I miss that experience," he says. "There are times during this pandemic that I'm like 'na wa o, I wish I can go to the cinema.'"

Below are five films he recommends you watch during this pandemic.

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