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Reekado Bank in "Rora." Image courtesy of the artist.

Watch Reekado Banks' New Music Video For 'Rora'

The Nigerian artist drops an LA-shot video for his latest single "Rora," which has been on heavy rotation.

Reekado Banks is back after a quiet period with "Rora," his first single of 2019 and the lead track from his upcoming album.

"Rora" (translated from Yoruba as 'Take It Easy') is a highly-addictive production built on mid-tempo beatwork, highlife influences, and playful lyrics aimed at a love interest.

Reekado Banks stopped by our OkayAfrica offices a few weeks ago to give us an early listen of the single. During his visit he told us more about the song:

"The new single 'Rora' was produced by Tuzi and Altims. Tuzi produced [previous single] 'Sensima,' and Altims is one of my favorite producers from way back. He's signed to Mavin Records, my former label. We linked up again and made this one which feels really special to me."

"The tune of the song is really chill, it relaxes you. The message is quite playful and sexual (laughs). Yeah, so it's fun," he also mentioned.


In terms of his upcoming album, Reekado revealed: "It's a 12 track album that features some of my special friends. We've been working on it for a long time, about 12 months. I'm really excited we're at this point where everyone will get to listen to it soon.I really like to make feel-good music. Music that everybody can relate to in their normal life. This album has different topics of your day-to-day life, basically."

Get into "Rora" below. The song is available now.

Update 10/11: Watch the new music video for "Rora," which follows Reekado Banks to Los Angeles, below. It was directed by Dalia Dias. This single has definitely been on heavy rotation since it dropped.

Reekado Banks - Rora (Official Video) youtu.be



Reekado Banks - Rora [Visualizer] youtu.be


Reekado Banks - Rora (Official Audio) youtu.be

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Listen to Femi Kuti's New Song 'As We Struggle Everyday'

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Femi Kuti shares his new single, "As We Struggle Everyday," the latest drop from the upcoming double album Legacy +, a joint endeavor with his son Made Kuti.

"As We Struggle Everyday" is a politically-charged afrobeat tune about people having the voting power to hold their 'leaders' accountable, but often failing to do so. Throughout the song, Femi sings "As we struggle everyday We try to find a better way See these leaders wey suppose jail Na him my people dem dey hail."

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Legacy +, which is due out February 5 from Partisan Records, includes a full album by Femi titled Stop The Hate and an album by his son, Made, titled For(e)ward. The pair have previously shared the singles "Pà Pá Pà" and "Your Enemy" off the upcoming release.

Listen to Femi Kuti's "As We Struggle Everyday" below.

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