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One Africa Music Fest 2017 Recap: Here's What You Said On Social Media

Here's what One Africa Music Fest 2017 looked like.

On Saturday, some of the biggest names in African music gathered in London for One Africa Music Fest 2017.


It was a sold out event that saw the likes of Davido, Sardokie,Β Tiwa Savage, Phyno, and Cassper Nyovestβ€”to name only a fewβ€”hit the stage for a lively night of music and entertainment.

Folks in attendance took to social media both during and after the show to share their experience, shout out their favorite artists, and show everyone who wasn't there what they were missing out on.

Check below for a social media recap of One Africa Music Fest 2017.

The generalΒ consensus is that Ghanaian rapper, Sardokie, OWNED this year's showcase.

Top-billed act, Jidenna, never actually made it on stage to perform and, of course, not everyone was happy about this. The artist sent out this message to the fans:

Cassper Nyovest gained some new fans.

Looks like One Africa Music Fest 2017 was lit!

@casspernyovest and @jidenna at #oneafricamusicfest πŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘ #OnoBello #OBCelebrities

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@casspernyovest and @jidenna at #oneafricamusicfest πŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘ #OnoBello #OBCelebrities

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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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