October was a month highlighted with the strength of the Nigerian youth, community social media platforms can create and marred by the violence of the Nigerian government. Regardless, artists have embraced the atmosphere instead of shying away from it; From Wizkid pushing back his album release date to support the End Sars movement, to Burna Boy releasing a track dedicated to the victims of the tragic Lekki Massacre perpetrated by the Nigerian Government. Here are some of the new tracks that dropped over the past week for your enjoyment.
Made In Lagos Album- Wizkid
Wizkid finally dropped this highly anticipated fourth studio album. This amazing music project has fourteen tracks filled with gentle, chill vibes and amazing features. Ginger featuring Burna boy is one of the many favorites on this project.
In My Country- Kida Kudz
Kida kudzu paints a powerful political picture on this track supporting the End Sars.movement. He sings about how young Nigerians suffer from harassment, extortion and worse from their own police force. He even shares some of his own experience with the police in his lyrics. Kida Kudz also mentions names of those who had their lives cut short by the police.
Burna Boy sings this emotional song about the brutal massacre of peaceful protesters that occured on the 20th of October, 2020. With this moderate paced hook, he calls out the government for their hand in the murders of those protesters.
*Trigger Warning; the end of the song contains sounds of violence that may be distressing.
D4DM- Goodgirl LA
”Die 4 D Matter”; on this upbeat record, Goodgirl LA swears her love for her love interest. The song has a fast paced tune, harmonised ad-libs, and amazing vocals that make this track truly enjoyable.
Yawa – R2bees ft Sarkodie
R2bees blazes on this club banger. Reminiscent of very energetic, colorful afrobeats music, Yawa features prominent snares, hot lyrics and a fire hook. This track is sure to get listeners moving their bodies.
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