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Nasty C Announces Dates for Third Installment of Ivyson Tour

Nasty C's Ivyson Tour is back in September.

Nasty C's popular Ivyson Tour is back. The rapper and producer will be hitting six South African cities between September and October.

"I'm so excited to present the third instalment of Ivyson Tour," Nasty C said in a press release. "Each year it gets bigger and better and I have some new and exciting things for my fans this year."

The Ivyson Tour started in 2017, and was a great success, with most of its stops selling out. The tour didn't only end in South Africa, but Nasty also hit Namibia last year.

Nasty's sophomore album, 2018's Strings and Bling, was announced to have gone multi-platinum on the anniversary of its release. The emcee is also releasing his third album before the end of 2019, in which he worked with No I.D., T.I, and other surprises.


Below are the Ivyson Tour dates:

20 September: Cape Town The River Club
28 September: Durban Westridge Arena
04 October: Johannesburg Constitution Hill
11 October: Bloemfontein RAG Farm
12 October: VAAL Emerald Resort & Casino
18 October: Pretoria 012 Central, Church Street

Buy tickets to the Ivyson Tour here and revisit our interview with Nasty C here.

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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'

Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe (Lyric Video) www.youtube.com

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