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SPINALL Releases 'Top Mama' Featuring Reekado Banks, Phyno & Ntosh Gazi

The Nigerian DJ and record producer shares a star-studded song and music video.

The renowned DJ SPINALL is back with an up-tempo, electric anthem in the form of "TOP MAMA" featuring Reekado Banks, rapper Phyno, and Amapiano singer Ntosh Gazi. The song gives fans a hint of what to sonically expect from SPINALL's upcoming full-length album. It comes on the heels of his recent song "Power (Remember Who You Are)," featuring Summer Walker, DJ Snake, and Äyanna.

The single's spirited, futuristic music video is one that many artists are gravitating towards, yet director The Alien manages to make it aesthetically unique.

The record producer has had a slew of collaborations in the past and is no stranger to teaming up with prominent A-listers. While discussing the song, he shared his excitement about the record. "I produced this record alongside Caltonic from South Africa, Reekado, Phyno, and Gazi, and it reminded me of the reason why I love collaborations. Please play this at a high volume," he mentions.

With his signature smile, hat, and sun shades, the SPINALL has honed his expertise to fuse different sounds together and help the artists he works with bring the best version of themselves to a song. The celebrated tune-maker has become savvy in merging different genres and sounds to produce top-quality records. With an impressive catalog, SPINALL has consistently put out music that is gaining traction across Africa, North America, and Europe.

Over the summer, SPINALL headlined Donovan's Yard's first anniversary party at The Fonda. He also made an appearance at Afropunk and has continued to expand his fan base in the U.S.

Watch the video for "TOP MAMA" below.

Watch the music video for "TOP MAMA" below.

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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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