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Should You Bump This – Music Review: Asa – Bed of Stone

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BN Music lovers, we’ve teamed up with the duo at Should You Bump This, and we’ll bring you a special album review of music from some of your favourite Nigerian musicians. Sho and Tunde are seasoned music heads and together, they give their insightful and witty take on the chosen album and artist.

Please read and enjoy.

Nigerian French singer-songwriter , Aṣa, released her 4th album a while ago, if you don’t know who Aṣa is by now i suggest you throw away the device you are using to read this. This album was co-written and produced by Blair MacKichan, a British producer. The album is available for purchase on  iTunesDeezer and Spotify

And No, it wasn’t a typo. The iTunes version has tracks 1,2 and 12 missing.

3. Satan Be Gone

S: Basically, this is Asa singing to the Nigerian music scene to be gone.

T: This right here is church music. Whatever Satan you have in your life would hear this song and just calm down.

S: We (I am part of Asa’s fam now) about to get this white money singing nice music to white people in Europe who will buy my music.

T: You don’t say

S: Not you folks who want free music and won’t sing along when i perform in Lagos

T: That’s why her album is over 20 dollars on iTunes and still not complete?

S: Clearly Satan isn’t gone entirely. People in her village removed track 1,2, and 12.

4. Bed of Stone
S: This composition is utterly beautiful.

T: My jam! I’m glad I exercised patience on this song.

S: President Jonathan’s wife went to the gym? Get is ‘exercise’, Patience Jonath…’

T: Stop right now!!

S: No vex

T: As I was saying, everything about this song is pleasing to the ear

S: Mehn! The way the guitar, cello and violins just come together. Sing to me jare.

T: Gbam

S: But while we are loving this song…what is it about?

T: A bed of stone like duh

S: But why is the bed made of stones? Why not agbalumo, why not ponmo, why not…

T: All I know is if you put your head on a stone while you sleep and listen to this song, the stone will turn to pillow, that’s what Asa’s music can do.

S: You know what?…white people gonna like this jam and I like it too.

5. Moving On
“I had to run, something happen in the middle of the night”

S: I know what…Wizkid wanted to do a dance track with Asa

T: We nominate her. Asa can confidently be our Grammy nominee

S: But 9ice…Skales promised us tho ( ._.)

T: They both lied, 9ice was like ‘don’t doubt me i go bring home Grammy’ till he saw politics money
9ice politics

S: If this song was a babe, it would have 500000000000 likes on Instagram

T: And add for ‘bookings contact…’ in her bio

6. Grateful
S: We are grateful we have you Asa. The production on this record so far is flawless

T: It’s hard to believe she can speak Yoruba sometimes. Not every time song about breast, sometimes song about gratitude.

S: But you like songs about breasts a lot.

T: That was my former life.

S: I am grateful I spent $15 to cop an incomplete album

T: The end of the song reminds me of The Lumineers ‘Hey Yo’, I love it I’m grateful Asa is Nigerian.

S: Same way we are grateful Sade is Nigerian 🙂

T: Goddess level musicians.

7. Society
T: I’ll pass on this one.

S: I like this though.

T: We no dey the same society clearly.

S: Clearly, we high class folks don’t chill with the commoners.

8. How Did Love Find Me
S: This song….2.11 – 3.00 Oooooooo gawd!

T: This right here?? This right here?? Is the best song I’ve heard in a while.

S: Those 50 seconds mehn!!! Asa turned my insides to a room of baby clouds

T: I mean, how do you compose such a beautiful song

S: Made wings sprout out my bum. It is tooo beautiful :'(

T: She clearly is the best artiste we have in Nigeria.

S: What about D’banj?

T: D’banj no even fit

S: Mr. MacKichan deserves a Grammy as well.

T: I agree

9. Ife
S: Ok. This is the best song! These compositions are just where my heart is

T: You wouldn’t be wrong either

S: How many Ife’s do you know? Are they as amazing as this song?

T: All the Ife’s I know are so damn fine tho’

S: I know one not so fine ife…so i call her by her middle name…”bambialaah”

T: 🙁

S: There has never been a wack jam that had violins and shit.

10. Situation

T: I’ll pass on this one too

S: This is for us white folks with our blonde hair, blue eyes and honey oak smelling skins.Not for you darkies

T: Carry on

S: Great music right here

11. New Year
T: Genius stuff as usual. But you already know. We can’t praise Asa enough

S: But can we praise Praiz

T: When Praiz goes back to old Praiz, we would praise the Lord

S: This is simple tho. Write a song. Have someone produce some sweet music with live instruments. Sing the words with sincerity and viola! you have a beautiful song

T: For Nigerian market? Because that one the formula is….Create a dance, start an instagram trend, do a gibberish chorus and viola you have a song

S: Hahahahha *sekems to the next song*

T: *shokis*

13. Sometimes I Wonder
S: Mehn the chorus on this though…

T: You will know people that sit to write their songs.The difference is clear like…

S: *holds self from saying it*

T: Don’t

S: 7up!!!!!!!!

T: I was about to say the difference is clear like a Dencia before and after picture.

14. Shine Your Light
S: My sooooooooong

T: This song needed a rapper, that’s the only thing wrong with it

S: I swwweear. Would have been perfect! Remix? Who you think can bless it well?

T: Prolly an M. I

S: Not a chairman MI…

T: Naaa

S: I nominate Rukus

T: Good choice

Verdict
S: This is Grammy winning music right here. Asa is performing at the highest level. We should all be proud of our own. Cop this album.

T: Most definitely one of the best albums you would hear this year. You can never go wrong with an Asa album and this is no different

wRaps 4.3
Peace, Love and Asa for the Grammy

Should You Bump This is a blog that was started by two passionate Nigerian music fans. They know that 150 Naira is hard to come by these days, so they took it upon themselves to save your money, your time and your ears and give you a candid review of your favorite music. Follow them on Twitter @whoistunde and @ShoWontStop

16 Comments

  1. adelegirl

    September 18, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Lol! Loved the review. Very odd but loved the conversational style review. Love me some Asa. Hope I can get the original CD to buy here in Nigeria. * yes I am still old school – no online music purchase for me*

  2. Shaaaaayo

    September 18, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    haha…i like…sho’ you are silly…but yea…we knew that already…good job guys!

  3. Damsel says

    September 18, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    “if you don’t know who Aṣa is by now i suggest you throw away the device you are using to read this. ”

    That got me cracking up. I love love love Asa and not the multiple love is not a typo. 🙂

  4. Damsel says

    September 18, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    “and no*, the multiple love……’ now dats a typo… oooppsss

  5. Nwa Ara

    September 18, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Asa is now Nigerian French?
    Na so e be now?

    • oritse

      September 18, 2014 at 1:10 pm

      The french is important for the European marketing naa….no spoil market for us abeg

    • brownchocolate

      September 19, 2014 at 11:28 am

      Asa is a French citizen. So yes. She’s French too.

  6. oritse

    September 18, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    lol

  7. ufedo

    September 18, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    loved this review. Major Asa stan here. Cant wait to cop the album in Nij.

  8. Jo!

    September 18, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    LOooooooooool. This is so like Sirkastiq and Terdoh on “Rounds”

    Yea, we “cross-pollinating” , hehehehehehehe

  9. Tim

    September 18, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    @Jo! u know this… #TNC

  10. Alex

    September 18, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Should you bump this? Hell yeah! Loved every bit of the album

  11. xtsy

    September 18, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Pleeeeeaaasssseeeee I need deets on where to make her type of locs

  12. GIDEON

    September 19, 2014 at 3:04 am

    THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I’M POSTING A COMMENT ON A BLOG. AND ONLY ONE PERSON MADE ME . THAT IS ASA . MY FAVORITE NIGERIAN ARTIST OF ALL TIME . BOTH MALE AND FEMALE INCLUSIVE..
    SERIOUSLY ON THIS ALBUM I THINK SHE STEPED UP ARE GAME . THE TUNE AND LYRICS WERE SO ON POINT. YOU CAN NEVER GO BORED OF ANY OF HER SONGS. SHE IS JUST TOO DEEP. FROM THE 1ST SONG TO THE LAST IS A CLASSIC . love her to bits

  13. Nonso (@ItsNonsoAgain)

    October 20, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Beautiful review.

    There should be more artistes like Asa, not necessarily inn terms of genre, but of depth, originality, and art.

  14. Tosin

    November 4, 2014 at 7:53 am

    One, there’s no should you bump this with Asa. You don’t even “bump” Asa. Usually, you just let it flow about you. This one would be nice in the hatmosphere, let’s just say. It’s nice. Very Asa.

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