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Watch Lauryn Hill Play a Live Mash-Up of 'Lost Ones' with Fela Kuti's 'Zombie'

Ms. Lauryn Hill was joined onstage by Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 for a high-energy mash-up of "Lost Ones" with Fela's 1976 classic "Zombie."

Here's a much needed pick-me-up for us all.


Ms. Lauryn Hill recently played the Fela Kuti Tribute concert in Paris on September 8. During that show, she was joined onstage by Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 for a high-energy mash-up of "Lost Ones" with Fela's 1976 classic, "Zombie"—a cutting attack on Nigerian soldiers and the military.

Watch Ms. Hill kick things off with a renewed version of "Lost Ones" in the live video above. The band's gears shift into "Zombie" around a minute-and-a-half into the performance, when Seun comes out with his saxophone and tears the house down.

Lauryn Hill's added dates to her The MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! Concert Series, during which she'll be joined by Seun & Egypt 80.

Photo illustration by Aaron Leaf

Ms. Hill's mentioned: “The MLH Caravan allows me to continue the theme of unity and celebration of the many facets of cultural and artistic beauty throughout the African diaspora while on tour this summer and fall. In these days of tension, tumult and transition, an exchange of this kind can yield direction, expression, understanding and empowerment as well as connection, self Love and appreciation that hopefully overflows into our respective communities.”

See the full list of new MLH Caravan North American dates below. Grab tickets here.

ADDITIONAL + REMAINING MLH CARAVAN TOUR DATES

11/15/16 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues

11/16/16 - Riverside, CA - Riverside Municipal Auditorium

11/27/16 - Austin, TX - Moody Theater

11/29/16 - San Antonio, TX - The Aztec

12/1/16 - New Orleans, LA - Saenger Theatre

12/6/16 - St. Petersburg, FL - Mahaffey

12/8/16 - Lake Buena Vista - House of Blues - Lake Buena Vista

12/9/16 - Miami Beach, FL - The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater

12/11/16 - Miami Beach, FL - The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater

12/13/16 - Indianapolis, IN - Old National Centre - Murat Theatre

12/15/16 - Louisville, KY - Louisville Palace Theatre

12/18/16 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore Silver Spring

1/31/17 - Pittsburgh, PA - Heinz Hall For The Performing Arts

2/2/17 - Cincinnati, OH - Aronoff Center For The Arts

2/4/17 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theatre

2/6/17 - Grand Rapids, MI - 20 Monroe Live

2/7/17 - Columbus, OH - Palace Theatre

2/9/17 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium

2/14/17 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle

2/23/17 - Boston, MA - Wang Theatre

2/25/17 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall

4/28/17 - Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheater

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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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