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Oyinda Shares The Frightening Music Video For 'The Devil's Gonna Keep Me'

Watch the video for Nigeria-rooted singer, songwriter & producer Oyinda's "The Devil's Gonna Keep Me," a song from her 'Before the Fall' EP.


After a fruitful 2014 that saw her release the bewitching Before the Fall EP, Nigerian-rooted, London-raised singer/songwriter/producer Oyinda returns with the frightening music video for her song "The Devil's Gonna Keep Me." Directed by the New York-based Simon Davis, the crisp black-and-white visuals show the New York-based musician musing on her hellish lot as a masked boxer spars in solitude. Merging the original track's foreboding piano presses and its remix's fuzzy electronics, the video brings the song's maudlin beauty to haunting life. Talking to V Magazine, Oyinda mentions, "There are several versions of 'The Devil’s Gonna Keep Me' that I made, each capturing a different mood. For the video, I wanted to combine the original track’s lament and sorrow with the remix’s hedonistic attitude. It’s a merge between being in the moment and the awareness of it after.” Watch Oyinda's "The Devil's Gonna Keep Me." music video below. Oyinda's second EP is due later in 2015 and Before the Fall is available now on iTunes.

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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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