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Listen to Adekunle Gold's New Single 'Jore' Featuring Kizz Daniel

The Nigerian artist is back with his first track of the year.

Nigerian artist Adekunle Gold is back with his first single of the year, "Jore," featuring Kizz Daniel.

The artist stays true to form on the Pheelz and Major Banggz-produced track, delivering a calming love ballad with emotive vocals layered atop the song's mid-tempo production.

The Nigerian artists sound crisp and in sync as they sing about love. The artist also shared an image of him and Kizz, which appears to be from a possible video shoot.



Adekunle Gold released a string of singles in 2019, including "Young Love," and perhaps his biggest track of the year (and a personal favorite) "Kelegbe Megbe (KnowYour Level)," and the track "BeforeYou Wake Up."

He headlined OkayAfrica's Lincoln Center Outdoors in the summer, and shared a playlist of some of his favorite songs.

Listen to Adekunle Gold and Kizz Daniel on "Jore" 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'

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