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Watch Fatoumata Diawara's Stunning Performance on A COLORS SHOW

The renowned Malian singer performed her song 'Nterini' complete with an unforgettable guitar solo.

Celebrated Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara is the latest artist to grace the YouTube-based performance series A COLORS SHOW.

The award-winning artist took to the color-coordinated set to perform her 2018 song "Nterini," from her Grammy-nominated album Fenfo, and her performance is striking in every way.

As usual, Diawara delivers powerhouse vocals in the Wassoulou tradition. To top it all off the singer treats viewers to a stellar guitar solo mid-performance. The nearly four-minute performance is stunning throughout.


READ: Fatoumata Diawara: "People Need an Example in Africa, Because Politicians Can't Be Our Example"

Diawara released several standout music videos last year, including "Bonya," as well as the music video for "Nterini." OkayAfrica spoke with the singer last June, in which she spoke about African unity and the political themes in her music. "People need an example in Africa, because politicians can't be our example," she said. "They have a different aim, which cannot be my generation's aim. For us, I think we can find a way, how to save this Africa. But we should find our own way. I think it's starting already, what's happening in Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, all of Africa. Even in Ethiopia."

Colors Studio has released an impressive string of performances by African artists in the last month. Nigerian songstress Tiwa Savage appeared on the show just last week, while Nigerian "wonder kid" Rema graced the studio before then. British-Ghanaian artist Kojey Radical also delivered a memorable performance recently. Revist some other A COLORS SHOW performances here.

Watch Fatoumata Diawara's stunning performance below.

Fatoumata Diawara - Nterini | A COLORS SHOW www.youtube.com

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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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