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Listen to 'Simmer', the Dope New Track by Burna Boy and UK Singer Mahalia

It's all about love and fiery chemistry in this mid-tempo banger.

After having collaborated with UK artists such as Rita Ora, Lilly Allen and Dave, Burna Boy continues to carve out a space for himself on the UK music scene. Most recently, is his feature on UK singer Mahalia's new track entitled "Simmer''.


Following his recent win at the 19th annual BET awards where he took home Best International Act and mama Burna accepted it on his behalf, Burna Boy continues to bring the damn sauce.

In "Simmer", Mahalia talks about the kind of love she wants from her lover and how she wants it to be expressed more clearly. Complementing Mahalia's catchy hook, "Cool now, please me/Cool now, sinner/Cool down, love" Burna Boy comes through with a solid verse expressing his own feelings and singing, "Baby, you're make me tell you this/I won't waste no time, I'll be proceeding quick/The way you're moving lately got me feeling sick/Like sey you've forgotten who you're dealing with".

The two artists show incredible chemistry in this affectionate track produced by Felix Joseph and Jonah Christian and it's probably what makes it exceptional.

While Love & Compromise (the album comprising "Simmer" and "I Wish I Missed My Ex") will only drop in September, you can listen to "Simmer" on Apple Music and Spotify.


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The Year Is 2020 & the Future of Nigeria Is the Youth

We discuss the strength in resolve of Nigeria's youth, their use of social media to speak up, and the young digital platforms circumventing the legacy media propaganda machine. We also get first-hand accounts from young creatives on being extorted by SARS and why they believe the protests are so important.

In the midst of a pandemic-rife 2020, the voices of African youth have gotten louder in demand for a better present and future. From structural reforms, women's rights, LGBTQ rights, and derelict states of public service, the youths have amplified their voices via the internet and social media, to cohesively express grievances that would hitherto have been quelled at a whisper.

Nigerian youth have used the internet and social media to create and sustain a loud voice for themselves. The expression of frustration and the calls for change may have started online, but it's having a profound effect on the lives of every Nigerian with each passing day. What started as the twitter hashtag #EndSARS has grown into a nationwide youth revolution led by the people.

Even after the government supposedly disbanded the SARS (Special Anti-Robbery Squad) unit on the 10th of October, young Nigerians have not relented in their demands for better policing. The lack of trust for government promises has kept the youth protesting on the streets and online.

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