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M.anifest feat Worlasi – Okay
When M.anifest and Worlasi meet up on a song produced by Rvdical the Kid, you surely know it’s going to take over the airways. The two teamed up again on ‘Okay’; a smooth, danceable tune filled with poignant lyrics about staying focused and paying no mind to the haters. Over two verses, M.anifest laces his lyrics with anecdotes about his reputation, musically: ‘I’m here to last, not to carry last/M.anifest the god with a funny laugh’. He also offers advice to those who keep hating: ‘tell a low life to reach higher’.
Worlasi opens the song with a half-truth-half cheeky hook. He mentions how transient fame is: ‘Agogo sef come go’, before asking why people are still hating. The Rvdical production is minimal-clanking kicks, soft drums and a bubbly bassline. ‘Okay’ is a certified jam and one clearly see why the ‘Manifans’ went crazy when M.anifest pushed the release date a couple of days back. ‘Okay’ brims with what many would assume sublime diss to a fellow artists. Your guess is as good as mine.
Wayo – Champion Banana
Months after releasing his catchy, afro-tropical tune ‘Muscatella’, Wayo return with a new tune titled ”Champion Banana”. Boasting production traits similar to his breakthrough song, ‘Champion Banana’ is mid-tempo afro-pop groove with a sparse yet steel drums from the production boards of Kuvie.
Wayo sing-raps on this afro-pop beat about a secret relationship and how ‘today, I want to be your papa; champion banana’. Champion Banana is strong on melody and a catchy hook. Wayo and his team need to promote this song more than they did with ‘Muscatella’ if he wants to be counted among the new age artists.
Denzel Roberts feat Pambour – WYSIWYG
Denzel Roberts’ ”WYSIWYG” (What You See is What You Get) focuses on the realities of life, dream burning challenges that young creative faces, and the need to be more determined if you want to actualize your dreams. Denzel goes further to question the degree of loyalty of people around him- whether they’d stay with him during the trying times.
Pambour offers a more vivid illustration about the pressing realities of life when you don’t have money: ‘fine things you can’t taste/who you go blame?/Ohia or family chain’, and how the ‘illegal boys dey give we gap’. WYSIWYG is a low tempo tune adorned with a smooth bassline and horns, and a sing-along hook. What thing about Denzel’s music is the fact that, it mostly reflect the realities of life; perhaps his own reality.
DredW – Anaa feat Bucho DeGo
Producer DredW shows off another side of him-his production range- with ”Anaa”. The song is built around a fusion of dancehall and afrobeat elements. Bucho DeGo, who is featured on the song drops a two part verse about wanting to ‘rock her body’ over a mid-tempo tune. ‘Anaa’ is a follow up to ‘Abu Dhabi’, a trap influenced song DredW released about two months. With ‘Anaa’, Bucho DeGo blends pidgin, Twi and patios, showcasing his voice range. It’s interesting to hear him shout-out Magnom.