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Watch DJ Kampire's Guide to Kampala Nightlife

The Ugandan artist tells us about her favorite hangouts including carwash parties and essential late-night food spots.

Uganda's DJ Kampire is one of the artists at the forefront of the booming electronic scene coming out of East Africa.

The Nyege Nyege Tapes affiliate has been electrifying dance floors with her afro-leaning selections of global bass since 2015 and has already garnered fans around the world. She first got her start in the underground party scene in Kampala.

In this video, produced in collaboration with Red Bull Music Academy, she shares her guide to navigating nightlife in the bustling Ugandan capital – from carwash parties to essential late-night grub.

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"Nyege Nyege is a festival. It's a label. It's a residency space. It's an ethos. It's a crew of ragtag artist and producers and it's a place for people to come together and sort of create alternative ways of being and appreciating music in Kampala," Kampire mentions. "One of the beautiful things about the festival and the parties is that I think it's one of the more diverse settings that you can party in Kampala."

Watch DJ Kampire's Guide to Kampala Nightlife 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'

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