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Listen To Afro B's Hot New Single, 'Shaku Shaku'

The Afrowave hitmaker is back with a new track that's beyond a vibe.

The wait is over.

Afro B has been teasing fans and listeners alike with his follow-up single to "Drogba (Joanna)" lately on social media and it's finally here to dive into—exclusively on OkayAfrica.

"Shaku Shaku," another banger produced by Team Salut, is not your typical song utilizing one of the most popular afrobeat dances of 2018. Afro B effortlessly visualizes what happens when a woman's shaku mesmerizes a man to want to be more than her dance partner for the night.

"I want listeners to get in their zone and element whilst listening to this and feel my authentic African vibe," the Ivorian-British artist tells OkayAfrica. "I didn't want it to be the exact same vibe as 'Drogba'—they're two very different sounding tracks. I also wanted to showcase this biggest dance of this year, the shaku shaku."

Take a listen to "Shaku Shaku" on Spotify or via the lyric video below.


Keep up with Afro B on Instagram and Twitter, as well as Team Salut on Instagram and Twitter.

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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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