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Wizkid & Skepta Connect For 'Bad Energy (Stay Far Away)'

Check out this new Sarz-produced slow-burning jam.

Skepta and Wizkid have been circling around each others' sonic atmospheres since the massive "Ojuelegba" remix with Drake a few years ago.

The two now come through with what is, surprisingly, their first official collaboration in "Bad Energy (Stay Far Away)."


The single is a low tempo, slow-burning jam produced by Nigerian hitmaker Sarz. It sees Skepta holding down the verses about keeping his women and money right while Wizkid taking over the hook.

If you missed it, Wizkid recently made the Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 list and killed it on his runway debut in Milan for Dolce & Gabbana.

Listen to Skepta and Wizkid's "Bad Energy (Stay Far Away) below and purchase it here.




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Zimbabwe Approves Law Which Will Criminalise Anti-Government Protests

Zimbabwe's recent amendment to the existing Criminal Law (Codification Reform) Act will make make both anti-government protests and international political collaborations of any kind punishable under the new law.

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa continues to draw criticism with regards to his governance despite rising concerns about the country. According to The Street Journal, President Mnangagwa has recently approved the proposal of a law which will make public protests illegal. This follows international concern about Zimbabwe's continued human rights violations since the questionable arrest of demonstrators in July this year. The iron-fist ruling of the Zanu-PF led government has driven this deliberate move to stifle international relations.

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Wizkid Releases Highly-Anticipated 'Made in Lagos' Album

Wizkid has released his 'Made in Lagos' album which he has duly dedicated to Nigerians fighting against police brutality in the ongoing #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian music superstar Wizkid has finally released his highly-anticipated album Made in Lagos. The album was originally meant to be released two weeks ago but was deliberately delayed to honour the ongoing #EndSARS protests. Like several Nigerian artists, Wizkid has been participating in the #EndSARS protests and has gone on to dedicate Made in Lagos to the collective call for an end to police brutality in his home country. The 14-track album features music heavy weights including Burna Boy, Skepta, Damian Marley, H.E.R., Ella Mai and Terri. Wizkid announced the good news last night on Twitter.

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The 10 Best Nigerian Songs of the Month (October)

Featuring Olamide, Niniola, Joeboy, Mr Eazi, Banky W, Made Kuti, AYLØ, Wande Coal x Wale and more

Here are the Nigerian tracks we had on repeat in the month of October.

Follow our NAIJA HITS playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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