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Stiff Pap Enlists Moonchild Sanelly For Carefree December-Ready Single and Music Video ‘Ngomso’

Stiff Pap and Moonchild Sanelly team up for infectious summer-ready single and music video 'Ngomso'.

The customary gqom snare draws the listener in before one half of Stiff Pap, the rapper AyemaProblem's sparse rhymes detail his intent to party and return home the following day.

The other half of the duo, the producer Jakinda, stacks the layers of the beat one by one, and by the time the song gets to the chorus, its kwaito-esque bouncy rhythm has been decorated by a selection of synth leads of different textures.


"This track is a representation of being young, black and carefree in South Africa. Reminiscent of summer holidays at the beach soaking up some sun with the whole family," says the duo in a press release sent to OkayAfrica.

Complementing AyemaProblem's carefree lyrics and chants is Moonchild Sanelly, who contributes a racy verse which she opens with the lines, "Udl' i-summer, ngidla wena." She gyrates and frolics alongside the duo in the song's accompanying visuals.

Stiff Pap on-set for the "Ngomso" music video. Photo by Arron Nathan.

The music video, which was filmed in Cape Town, was directed by an all-women crew led by director Sandulela Asanda.

"Ngomso", which has been in the vault for three years, is the first single release by Stiff Pap since a series of freestyles they released earlier this year. The crew last released a project in 2019 with their Stiff Pap Radio EP, a follow-up to their 2018 debut EP, Based on a Qho Story.

Stiff Pap has come a long way since being just another experimental hip-hop/electronic duo in Cape Town blending gqom, kwaito, EDM and hip-hop, to cementing their space in the country's alternative electronic and hip-hop scene.

Stream Stiff Pap's new single "Ngomso" on Apple Music and Spotify, and watch the music video below.

Stiff Pap - Ngomso ft. Moonchild Sanelly (Official Video) youtu.be



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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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