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Listen to Richie Benson's Laid-Back New Single 'I'm Ready'

Following his debut EP 'Croc City Boy', the US-based Nigerian artist is back with another banger.

US-based Nigerian artist Richie Benson has just released a new single titled "I'm ready".

Last year, Benson released his critically acclaimed debut EP Croc City Boy which One Tribe Mag described as "an introduction into the artist's mind" and the result of him "sticking to his dream and crafting his own sound".

More recently, the up-and-coming artist is back with another undeniable banger.


In "I'm Ready", we hear Benson switching between different Nigerian languages. From Yoruba to Igbo and pidgin English, the artist seamlessly transitions from one language to the next in a way that doesn't sound mechanical or forced at all.

Produced by Ransom Beatz, the track itself is laid-back but with an uptempo beat which gives it its signature infectious bounce. The subtle piano instrumental in the background proves just as important for the chilled melody of the track as is the prominent bass.

While the chorus itself seems to be full of complaints, we still hear Benson calling on his lover to come into his life as he is finally ready to answer her calls. Once again, the artist shows just how sharp his pen is with a lyric that's sure to resonate with just about everyone who gives the track a listen.

We're certainly here for it and can't wait to hear what else Benson has in store for his fans in the coming months.

Listen to "I'm Ready" on Apple Music.


Listen to "I'm Ready" on Spotify.

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Global Citizen x OkayAfrica: The Impact of Conflict on Children

An estimated 1.4 million children have been hit by schools closing in the Tigray region of Ethiopia amid conflict and crisis. Here's how that's impacting Ethiopia's children.

In times of conflict and war, school-aged children could have their futures defined by whether or not they can access education amid ongoing violence.

Ethiopia's northern region of Tigray is in the midst of a war that has impacted millions of lives and affected neighboring regions, Amhara and Afar. The war — which has forced citizens to flee, has tipped the region into famine, and has barricaded humanitarian aid from reaching the most vulnerable — has now been going on for about 11 months.

As the beginning of the school season draws nearer, safely reopening schools, making education accessible, and protecting children from the impacts of violence in the affected regions is a priority for aid agencies.

"As schools prepare to reopen in early October in most parts of the country, in Tigray and the bordering regions of Afar and Amhara, where the conflict has expanded, education remains at a standstill," Director of Education Cannot Wait, Yasmine Sherif, told Global Citizen.

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