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Listen to Mannywellz' New EP 'META'

The new 3-track EP was created in just three days.

Rising Nigerian-born act Mannywellz returns with his brand new EP, META.

The new EP furthers Mannywellz' addictive blend of RnB, hip-hop, and West African rhythms, through self-produced songs that deal with love, leaving relationships, and faith. The project is named after the Yoruba word for "three."

Mannywellz mentions that, for META, he challenged himself to write, record, and produce three songs in three days—the result is well worth your while.


"I decided to challenge myself to see what I could create in 3 days," Mannywellz tells OkayAfrica. "This process affirmed that I'm really a lover of love as all the songs point back to love and I'm not ashamed to admit that. As a Nigerian man, being expressive of my emotions is not culturally expected of me, so I want to push back against that."

Here's how the artist breaks down the EP's three tracks—"No More," "Philosophy," and "Imperfection"—himself:

"'No More' rubbish from rubbish doers. Inspired by investing into a relationship that wasn't gonna go anywhere," the artist mentions. "Just want to shower my next with love. The 'Philosophy' is to kill her softly, spoil her with my loving. From me to God. I'll keep on giving you love as you love my 'Imperfection.'"

Mannywellz recently joined Adekunle Gold at our packed-out concert at DC's historic Howard Theatre.

META is available everywhere now.


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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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