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Watch Solange’s ‘Don’t Touch My Hair’ & ‘Cranes in the Sky’ Videos

Solange shares new music videos for A Seat at the Table's "Don't Touch My Hair" and "Cranes in the Sky"

On Friday, Solange Knowles triumphantly returned with her fourth studio album, A Seat at the Table. A sprawling 21 tracks long, the project features contributions by Lil Wayne, Sampha, Blood Orange, Tweet, Moses Sumney, Q-Tip, The-Dream, Kelly Rowland, Kelela, Sean Nicholas Savage, Olugbenga, Kwes, Adam Bainbridge (Kindness) and many more.


Described as “a project on identity, empowerment, independence, grief and healing,” it’s accompanied by a digital book of lyrics/poems and photos taken by Barcelona-based photographer Carlota Guerrero, who shot the album’s cover image and is credited with art direction on the project.

Late Sunday night, Solange shared a pair of new music videos off the album for the Sampha-featuring “Don't Touch My Hair” and “Cranes in the Sky.” Directed by Solange and the singer’s husband, Alan Ferguson, the videos have the kind of gorgeous aesthetic you’d expect from a Solange visual.

A Seat at the Table is out now. You can grab it at Apple Music.

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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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