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WANI's 'China Designer' Will Get You In Weekend Mode

PREMIERE: Watch the new music video for this addictive jam from the Lagos City Vice EP.

WANI is a relative newcomer to the Nigerian scene whose debut EP, Lagos City Vice, has been making the rounds since its release last year.

The 6-track Lagos City Vice blends afro-fusion, dancehall and RnB influences into smooth compositions informed by WANI's time across Nigeria, the UK and Chicago. The EP features popular tracks like "2face Riddim," "What You Like," and the release's clear standout, "China Designer."

Today we're premiering the new music video for "China Designer," an highly-addictive jam that's sure to get you in weekend mode.

"Shot by Xamani, the video for 'China Designer' plays up to the Lagos City Vice aesthetic as it captures a lustful romance between WANI and his love interest," his team tells OkayAfrica.


Watch our premiere of "China Designer" below and you can stay updated on WANI by following him on Twitter and Instagram.

WANI - China Designer [Official Music Video] youtu.be


For more Nigerian music, follow our new NAIJA HITS playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music 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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