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Sho Madjozi is Set to Perform During Super Bowl LIV Weekend

The South African artist will perform alongside the Black Eyed Peas, Halsey and Diplo on the BUDX stage in Miami.

South African artists are hitting the ground running this year—facts.

Sho Madjozi is set to perform at the Super Bowl LIV weekend coming up at the beginning of February. She will also share the stage with the Black Eyed Peas, Halsey and Diplo at arguably one of the biggest sporting weekends in America.

While many expressed skepticism at the beginning of Sho Madjozi's career, the Tsonga rapper has remained true to her roots and continued to champion her home town of Limpopo. It's a formula that's certainly paying off.

The virality of her 2019 hit single "John Cena" was proof of just that and this year plans to be no different. "It's such a privilege to be invited to show the world's creatives the vibrancy of African music," Sho Madjozi says about her upcoming trip to Miami.

Moonchild Sanelly will also be in Miami as part of a "cultural exchange" with 200 other influential creatives from over 20 countries. The creatives will reportedly participate in imaginative activations centred on being a "king" of music, art, fashion and sports.

The artist had a standout year last year with the release of her Nüdes EP and her collaboration with Beyoncé on The Lion King: The Gift album. This year, the "F-Boyz" hitmaker jumped onto Major League DJz and Focalistic's amapiano banger "Ndikuze" along with Kabza De Small and The Lowkeys.

Also on the list is Karabo Poppy, the talented street artist and graphic designer who became the first South African to collaborate with Nike last year. She produced three unique designs for Nike's iconic Air Force 1 sneaker collection which quickly became a global success and sold out in South Africa in as little as an hour.

Karabo Poppy will make use of her Afro-futuristic visuals by customizing sneakers at the official live BUDX Art activation.

Speaking about the presence of African talent at BUDX, Marketing Manager of Budweiser Africa, Thomas Lawrence, said in a press statement that,"African creatives have a unique voice, style and edge with a worldwide influence." He added that, "We have created theBUDX platform for these Kings to claim the spotlight on the world's biggest stage while sharing their inspirational stories."

An earlier version of this story reported that both artists would be performing. CSA Global has reached out to clarify that Moonchild Sanelly will be not performing but will instead partake in a "cultural exchange" activities as a part of curating content of her BUDX experience.

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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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