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Mashayabhuqe KaMamba Drops 'Sun City Flow' Performance Art Video

Watch South African Digital Maskandi star Mashayabhuqe KaMamba's new self-directed video for "Sun City Flow."

Mashayabhuqe KaMamba returns today with the video for his latest single, “Sun City Flow.” The Digital Maskandi star calls the self-directed visuals an honest performance art piece. “This video highlights some issues crippling the Black Market and tackling Black On Black hate, exploitation and unfavorable circumstances of an indie artist in South Africa,” he writes.


The song “Sun City Flow,” produced by 19-year-old Johannesburg-based up-and-comer G-$TAR BEATZ, revolves around the story of a fictional protagonist by the name of Zamalek Japan, a man persecuted by the mainstream systems for fighting for his art. At the time of its release, Mashaya told Okayafrica it could be read as the soundtrack to a short film. And in this hypothetical short film, Zamalek Japan then goes to eMsamo (a sacred place) to ask his ancestors for answers.

“It’s a story of someone who’s got questions about the culture and industry [he finds himself in],” he said.

Watch the new “Sun City Flow” video above.

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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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