Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

In Photos: Solo and The BETR Gang ‘Tour Dates Delux' Album Launch

Photos from Solo and The BETR Gang album and tour dates launch.

South African hip-hop digital band Solo and The BETR Gang have been hard at work this year. The crew kicked off the year with a brand new album Tour Dates, which featured the likes of Maggz, K.O., L-Tido, Rouge, Reason, Moozlie, pH among others.

Read: Solo and The BETR GANG Set the Benchmark For SA Hip-Hop In 2018

Right before going on a mini tour to France, they released a 5-track EP titled Des Dates De Tournee in June.

The crew recently released a deluxe version of Tour Dates, which came with five new songs that feature Ginger Trill, HHP, KT, Bigstar Johnson, Rouge, Thabsie and Yanga Chief.

Below are some photos from the event. Download Tour Dates Delux here, and visit the band's website for tour dates.

The host Dineo Moeketsi. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Solid The Gifted and Solo. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Solo. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Th&o, Al Da 3rd and Solid The Gifted. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Buks. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Solo and Buks. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

KT, HHP and Solo. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.


Ginger Trill and Solo. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Ginger Trill and Solo. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Bigstar Johnson and Solo. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Maggz, L-Tido and Sean Pages. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

L-Tido. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Al Da 3rd and Solid The Gifted. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

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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)

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