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Cape Town Future Soul Singer OBie Mavuso Makes Her Stunning Boom-Bap Video Debut

Cape Town 'future soul' singer OBie Mavuso makes her stunning boom-bap debut with the music video for "Blessings Come, Blessings Go."


Eastern Cape-raised, Cape Town-based 'future soul' artist OBie Mavuso made her stunning music video debut back in November 2014. But at just over 1,000 views, the doomed love story clip for "Blessings Come, Blessings Go" has been largely slept on– and almost flew under our radar too. Luckily, OBie recently got in touch and put us on to her classic boom-bap lullaby. OBie, a 24-year-old filmmaker/musician who calls herself a "hip-hop soul singer," came up with the concept for the track's visuals and enlisted a team of City Varsity friends to help shoot it. "The song was inspired by a woman I was dating at the time," she told Okayafrica. "The video tells the story visually. There is a lot of imagery that describes the state of the relationship before it dies down, such as the rose which signifies passion, and blood which signifies death or danger. My love dies in the end, and that signifies the death of our relationship." OBie also tells us she recorded a few tracks last year, which she'll be releasing later on in 2015. Until then, watch "Blessings Come, Blessings Go" below. Follow OBie Mavuso on Twitter, FacebookSoundCloud, and Tumblr.

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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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