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Lady Donli's Debut Album 'Enjoy Your Life' Is Here

An honest offering from the Nigerian artist your ears need to hear.

Enjoy Your Life, Lady Donli's debut album, was well worth the wait.

Nigeria's very own released an honest offering Friday that's a declaration of her growth and who she is as an artist.


She shares what took her to get to this moment on Twitter, saying:

Forget all you thought you knew about me, the artist Lady Donli
She's been reborn. The soundscape has changed
driven by experiences, feelings and a genuine desire to
understand and perfect my craft
A desire to connect, touch and move lives
The desire to understand my culture and the desire to create
a timeless piece that reflects myself and my culture

Featuring the likes of BenjiFlow, Tems, Somadina, Amaarae, VanJess, The Cavemen and more, this album is a whole vibe where Donli takes you on a sonic journey to get to know her true self. And how often does one get to hear a Hausa-filled opening track?

Listen to Enjoy Your Life via Spotify, Apple Music and Youtube 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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