Reason I Sang About ENDSARS Protest In ‘Ozumba Mbadiwe’ – Reekado Banks Reveals
Nigerian singer, Reekado Banks has narrated his reasons for talking about the #ENDSARS protest on his wave making song ‘Ozumba Mbadiwe’.
Banks revealed this during his recent interview with Hip TV.
When asked about the inspiration behind the song’s unusual title, he said:
I have seen Ozumba Mbadiwe road more than I have seen many things. I have been on this road so many times so you can imagine why it would inspire me.
The road is always busy. When people were looking for me asking for where I was? I only could relate to Ozumba Mbadiwe road. I am just as busy as Ozumba.I am busy working on myself. Unfortunately, the shooting of the peaceful protesters happened on this same road. It just makes sense to talk about what concerns me and concerns all of us. I am just happy that everybody can relate to the message of the song.
On why he left Marvin Records in 2018, he said;
I left to find new adventures. You can’t just want to be in ’SS3’ for life. You want to try something else. It took me sometime to figure out in all honesty. But we are here now.