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Nadia Nakai performed some of her hits on YouTube in '#StayHome and Rap #WithMe' concert.

Watch Nadia Nakai’s '#StayHome and Rap #WithMe' Online Performance

Nadia Nakai throws a virtual live performance for her fans during the lockdown.

Nadia Nakai performed for her fans on Instagram and YouTube live on Sunday. South Africa has been on lockdown since last week Friday, and all social gathering of more than 100 people are suspended until further notice to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus.


The Zimbabwe-born South Africa-based rapper threw the impromptu performance from her studio in front of her laptop's webcam and her phone. The performance was part of YouTube's #StayHome... #WithMe series of concerts which took off last weekend.

During her set, Nadia took time to interact with her fans between songs and took some of their requests. She performed songs from her debut album, 2019's Nadia Naked such as "Money Back," "More Drugs," "On The Block," "Naaa Meaan" and "Rap Bitches." She closed off the set with her latest single "40 Bars," which features Emtee.

Even though there were hiccups during the live-streams such as sound glitches and fluctuating video quality (T.I.A yo!), the rapper kept her fans entertained with her antics and twerking, which fans were eating up.

Nadia Nakai is one of many artists in South Africa and the rest of the globe who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic which has forced most parts of the world to undergo lockdowns and social distancing which both mean live shows cannot go on as planned.

Watch Nadia Nakai's performance in its entirety below:

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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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