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Mr Eazi and Legendury Beatz Share 3-Part 'Zanku Leg Riddim'

The Nigerian artists just dropped a pulsating new soundtrack for us to hit the zanku to.

The zanku is the dance of the moment, and with that comes several beats and "riddims" catered for the intricate dance.

Mr Eazi and popular producer Legendury Beatz are the latest Nigerian artists to offer a song tailor-made to hit the zanku to.

On their new project "Zanku Leg Riddim" the musicians share 3 versions of the core track "Zanku Leg." Mr Eazi is joined on Mr Real on the first iteration of the song, and Zlatan on the second. The third version is a pure instrumental, allowing for Legendury's production to shine on its own.

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"If you a dancer go vibe to this #zankulegriddim & if you a rapper or singer, dl the instrumental & have fun with it upload with #Zankulegriddim #Empawaafrica," Mr Eazi wrote on Twitter.

The artists also dropped a dance video for the song which features a group of dancers hitting the moves out in the street.

Legendury Beatz x Mr Eazi - Zanku Leg Riddim (Mr Real Version) youtu.be

Mr Eazi shared the mixtape from Lagos to London Vol. 2 last year, and made his debut at the Coachella Music Festival in April. OkayAfrica interviewed the artist back in February, and he told us that his biggest aspiration for 2019 was to do a song with a K-pop artist. "I'm obsessed with them, so I'm looking forward to doing that," he said.

Listen to 'Zanku Leg Riddim' below.


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#BlackOutEid​: Young Black Muslims Shine as They Celebrate Eid

Young Black Muslims have found creative ways to celebrate community and share their best Eid looks, even as they #StayAtHome.

Eid Mubarak to our Muslim fam! Today marks Eid al-Fitr, the official end of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

Despite things being a little different this year (on account of the current pandemic, of course) this hasn't stopped many from finding creative ways to fast, pray and connect with their community during these times. It certainly hasn't stopped young Black Muslims from participating in the virtual tradition known as #BlackOutEid while they continue to #StayAtHome.

#BlackOutEid is an annual celebration which highlights the diversity within the Muslim world. It began in 2015, when Aamina Mohamed created the hashtag to combat the erasure of Black people within the community. Since then, the hashtag has been used across social media with Black Muslims using it to share their sharpest Eid looks.

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