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The Music Video for Burna Boy's 'Ye' Is Finally Here

Check out the glossy music video for Burna Boy's stellar anthem.

Burna Boy's "Ye" is already a classic in its own right.

The song has been a fan favorite ever since it appeared on his latest album Outside—folks even argued that it should become the new Nigerian national anthem. And the song gained the afro-dancehall a new group of fans, when listeners discovered it when searching for Kanye West's album by the same name.

Needless to say, we've all been anticipating the music video for the standout track, and today it's finally here.


Burna Boy looks fashionable as ever in the glossy video, directed by Clarence Shot It. He's surrounded by equally stylish friends and models and a black Bentley of course—no G-Wagon though. He also pays homage to Fela Kuti—waving a flag with the late afrobeat legend's face on it and standing in front of a mural of him.

Burna Boy told the Fader about the inspiration behind the music video.

"Ye is a song that essentially shows the unrelenting nature of Nigerians (where I'm from). We thrive despite the leadership and circumstances. Everyone has big dreams that logically may or may not be achieved; Aspiring to have a Bentley, g-wagon regardless of their current situation.

He also explained the use of the catchy Nigerian adage used prominently in the song:

"I can't come and kill myself" is an expression that means, you can't dwell on things that aren't working out or looking good, you only have one life after all.

We feel you Burna! Check out the music video for "Ye" below.


Still from "Ye."

Still from "Ye."

Still from "Ye."

Still from "Ye."

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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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