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Watch Stogie T Globetrotting In The Video For ‘Honey and Pain’

Watch Stogie T's new video for 'Honey and Pain.'

In the new video for his single "Honey and Pain," South African lyricist Stogie T is giving us a glimpse into his travels and adventures.


The video is a collation of clips of the rapper from a few years ago, in different places—South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Nigeria, Canada and France, among a few others.

You can see him in recording sessions with Mike Classic (who sings the hook on the song), M.I, one half of P Square, and performing in different stages.

Cameos spotted include Tehn Diamond, Rouge, Da L.E.S, Zubz, and a few more.

"Honey and Pain" is the first single the rapper released since releasing his self-titled album in 2016, which came with his name change.

On the song, T talks of the dichotomy between poverty and wealth.

"Life ain't fair, you can kiss the ground and the ring/ Think it's a breeze, that's only 'cause the pendulum swing/ This is honey and pain, both struggle and gain
Gold mining in vain, if you can't shower in a chain"
"Our folks running in circles/ Yet they can't scrub the bills, still stuck in this hellhole/ 'cause reptiles go Judas over silver/ Cross you for a profit like Moses split the river"

Watch the video for Honey and Pain below, and download the song here.

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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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