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Should You Bump This – Music Review: Wizkid – Ayo (Joy)

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wizkid joy album coverBN 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.

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Three years after his first album Superstar was released, Itunes finally decided to leak Wizkid’s album because he was taking to long to drop it Ayo (Joy) is Wizkid’s second album and it features guest appearances from Wale, Tyga, Femi Kuti, Seyi Shay, Yemi Sax, Akon, Phyno and his mentor Banky W.

Here is what we think of the album

1. Jaiye Jaiye feat. Femi Kuti
@Whoistunde: You already know! Jam! Nothing more to be said

@Showontstop: Yaaaga!

2. Show You The Money
T: Another hit song

S: Mehn, I wasn’t a fan of this song when it first dropped….But one of those days when I was on super ginger and this jam dropped in the club, the end.

T: Why? Which girl you show your wallet?

S: I was showing them loyal house girls my mint 50 Naira

T: Two back to back hits.

S: Singles to singles

3. In my bed
S: Mehn….Uhuru on the beaaat

T: Mehn! This song be like the continuation of ‘Show you the Money’ from the 2:40 mark. Like he forgot to thank all those guys at the end of ‘Show you the Money’ and he remembered on this track

S: This song started off bright but took the wrongest turn like babe wey dey run from bad guy for horror film

T: Hahaha

S: How you gonna be calling old guys in a song about a girl being on your bed. Then if that wasn’t enough…you started thanking God and talking to haters

T: Haters are everywhere

S: All these things while you want a girl in your bed? Mehn, na serious multi-tasking Wizzy dey do.

T: That girl special gan.

4. Mummy Mi
T: Wedding song on lock. The formula worked on the first album and it worked on this

S: “Now the groom will dance with his mother”. That’s pretty much it.

T: Yup.

5. Ojuelegba
S: If there ever was a song that made me instantly happy…it has gotta be this

T: Hands down the best song on the album. Song so good you’d think Ojuelegba was Banana Island.

S: Mehn, when them rep were you grew up at…it makes you feel some type of way. First Sid with Surulere now Wizzy with Ojuelegba…make one artist just rep Masha and Iam good for life

T: Mainland be getting all the love

S: Legendary Beatz with some mellow afro beat tune. They even threw in a west coast sample. This is Wizzy in his element.

T: Oshhay periodic table.

S: Behave!

6. Kind Love
S: This sounds like every typical Wizzy jam that you will love. And I love this jam.

T: Valid

S: You think it is easy to say the same line …38 times under 4 minutes. Add a couple babies…a bit of ‘yagaa’…a dash of ‘aaaaaahhhs’ and two ‘nanas’ and make a hit? It is hard work yo. God bless Wizkid.

T: Haha! Wizzy just want to slap us with hits.

7. On Top Your Matter
T: You already know another hit

S: I don’t know…was never thrilled about this

T: Song is a hit!

S: Shoutout to Del B though.

8. In love feat. Seyi Song
S: Why do I hate this song so much so much?

T: I can’t be the only one that thinks Wizkid sounded like Akon right

S: I am always in a hurry to skip this track. Waste of a Seyi Shay feature to be honest.

T: Sounds like Akon featuring Tiwa Savage.

S: The Efya song should have made the album cut instead

T: Either way the song doesn’t work for me

9. For You feat. Akon
S: Akon should just move to Naija, stay in Lekki so he can take Dbanj’s place and work with Don Jazzy. Simple

T: Famm! Na my jam be this. Akon totally murdered it

S: As in….we staaaaaar boys!

10. Dutty Whyne feat. Banky W
S: Banky clearly is no longer the boss

T: What do you mean he ain’t the HEAD of the label?

S: Loool. Behave! I am sure Banky was like…let’s do a R&B ballad…you know something people can feel and vibe to and Wizzy just goes nah…lets sing about big booty babes

T: Love the beat! Them big booty girls song.

S: This song is noise

T: Not mad at the song,potential club banger if you ask me

S: None of the big booty babes in my life would vibe to this

T: Na those ones wey dey put pad for their ass you get na

S: There is a reason Sean Paul is doing Techno. Because these type of Dancehall songs are meh

T: I disagree

S: Your opinions are not valid here

11. Ki Lo Fe
S: Jam jam jam

T: What are you saying? Jam?!! If you’re not talking about what they put on bread, you’re deaf

S: Say what you will. This jam will be a problem in 3months

T: I’ll see you in 3 months. The song is trash. End of

S: What more do you want from a jam? Figure 8 was mentioned. Waist was mentioned. Ferrari was mentioned

T: Wizzy’s favourite words

S: Song kinda has a hint of Sean Tizzle ‘Kilogbe’

12. Omalicha
S: I don’t know how I feel about this….I think I am just tired of these songs.

T: Loool. Omalicha sef don tire. Good song though.

S: It’s like I hear this song every time i put on the radio. A musician singing to a girl and telling her how much her love means to him.

T: The formula works I guess. Works for me

S: *yawn* If someone is always loving these girls then why girls still looking for love

13. Bombay feat. Phyno
T: Works for me! I wonder if Wizzy went on a tour in Bombay and was like ‘heyy this place is so big’

S: It’s kinda funny but….Lagos, Sydney and Tokyo are all bigger than Bombay

T: So the bum bum ain’t big enough then

S: But we had to find something to rhyme with throooway. “Your bumbum bigger than tokyo”,”your bumbum make me choke yo” won’t have made a better hook.

T: Sadly

S: Another one of those songs that i know is trash but somehow has worked its way into my life like a neighbourhood bingo

T: Liked it from the first time I heard it

S: You just keep liking bumbum songs…have you ported?

T: Never

14. One Question feat. Yemi Sax
T: Another good song

S: Well…this is just alright. I just like this song because of the stubborn horn player.

T: Lol

S: Wizzy was like “gimme the bass just the bass”. The guy still blow e horn.

T: Maybe his trumpet looks like a bass?

S: Wizzy come talk “Gimme the drums just the drums”. My guy still blow…No ounce of chill.

T: The guy clearly didn’t wanna obey any of the instructions

15. Celebrate

S: Skip

T: And delete

16. Show You the Money remix feat. Tyga
T: Not necessary in any way

S: I feel like we got robbed. After all those Instagram pics with Breezy… We got the cheap tattoo’d yellow version.

T: I’m sure Tyga begged to be on it

S: Live! “Yo my young Nigerian prince, why don’t you let me bless this track while CB is still in rehab?”

T: “My wife just left me I need the cheque for child support”

WIZKID AND TYGA

17. Murder feat. Wale
T: Famm… Make we no attack Wale before he come our office come find us. Another scam feature for me

S: Huh?!. This is my jam. A Wale verse with jollof always sounds sweet

T: This song and what LAWMA carries, no difference

S: Hahahah chai

18. Joy
T: Another mummy song, not mad at all

S: This is a really good song

T: Yup! Beautiful lyrics. I wonder why he placed it at at the end.

S: Like the guy wey born quadruplets and decided to do his wife again with no rubber and born quintuplets. BAD DECISIONS

T: Pull out fam

19. Caro feat. LAX
T: Well…If you’ve not heard Caro by now, I wonder where you’ve been

S: Probably looking for the actual Caro

T: Hit..Nuff said

VERDICT
S: Wizzy is Naija’s music biggest star and probably the most talented. So it kinda sucks that this long awaited sophomore is a sack of undiluted disappointment. This album is gonna leave you with the “That’s it???” face.

T: This album started on a bright note for me but fizzled out towards the end, with the exception of a few well written songs and the hits we’ve heard from him in the past, the album lacked direction and was all over the place

wRaps : 2.9
Peace, Love and Yaaga!

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

24 Comments

  1. Kevin

    September 25, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    9ce one, i tot i was the only one who tot the album was crap…

  2. Oyaga

    September 25, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    well,….sheeeeeeeeeettttttttt!
    T abeg, how is wizzy Naija’s music biggest star and probably the most talented??????
    You opinion is whack!

  3. Loulou

    September 25, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Looool………. Nice Review tho! I like it. I wanted to get the album but with this review, i think am going to pass. Yaaagaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. ManLi

    September 25, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Before nko? This is the most talked-about, must entertaining album in town right now. Wizkid is quite talented and he deserves all the accolades pouring in (haters & paid detractors aside)

  5. rapdi

    September 25, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    An album with about 8 serious super-hits – ojuelegba, jaiye-jaiye, joy, celebrate, in my bed, on top your matter, omalicha, show you my money …some talking about love, some about motherhood, memories – that’s no child’s play. thumbs up

  6. EssenceOFLife

    September 25, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    This is the most successful album ever in naija’s history, within 24hrs of its release, it has topped itunes – that’s no mean feat men, you cant take success out of success!

  7. Yaaga

    September 25, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    To be qualified as a reviewer, you need to be quite well-versed and know more than the average music-lover. The song that features Efya is not wizzy’s, it belongs to Legendary Beats and features wizkid, so how could he possibly include that in his album? Whack reviewers!

  8. RadioX

    September 25, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Almost all the songs were praised, but the verdict went the other way, how does that sync?

  9. Made

    September 25, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    this is the funniest and most accurate reviw ever! TRUE TRUE TRUE and then some more TRUTH. this album is the biggest anti climax EVER EVER EVER , did not leave up to 1/10th of the hype. wiz is like rhianna of nigerian music, all singles and hits and no substance, but shes not doing too badly for herself so hey, he will continue to show us the d money and we will continue to wait for him to really unlock the potential like superstar!

    • MJD

      October 3, 2014 at 3:10 pm

      You are so correct @Made

  10. Nma

    September 25, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    I was agreeing with the review till they said he’s the biggest naija music star and most talented. Wetin una puff this morring? Biggest and most talent kor? Its ur likes that made that arrogant slacker so big headed and he now thinks he can churn out rubbish without any effort and people will accept it because he’s wizkid. The album is absolute trash, and altho he had some really legit hits in the past, some of them sounded so monotonous…..so where are u getting this “most talented artist” bit from?

    Next time u wanna mention Nigeria’s/Africa’s biggest and most talented stars think of the likes of P-square, Flavor and Tuface. Solid trio. Very hardworking professionals and they put in so much effort into churning out quality music every single time. The massive crowd they also pull world wide (especially Flavor and Psquare) is enough to tell who the biggest artists are. Even Davido has beeing doing his thing since he came out (most especially last yr and this year…..solid hits after hits)….he’s slowly becoming a force to reckon with in the industry, and has more quality materials that wizkid.

    Please don’t let hype be ur guide.

  11. Ready

    September 25, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    LMAO! I loved this review. Like me some Ayo Balogun, but I’m not sure this album is worth my N150. I’ma jam to the hits in the club tho’. Except to Show You The Money and Duttywhyne…objectification no dey do am for me. And Bombay…why deceive myself? But the others? Yaaaga!

  12. HBDmbro

    September 25, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    I think aside the verdict, the review says buy the album, because they mention so many exciting things to discover in the album

  13. capt

    September 25, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Am blarring this album in ma car right now. I think it’s a job well done. The young man is extremely talented, he has grown in style and matured in lyrics and of course I wasn’t expecting perfection.

  14. Music Fan

    September 25, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Where were you when Wizkid posted his album tracklist last year? Efya’s name was there as a feature. It didnt make the album. Be Guided

  15. Yaaga

    September 25, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    @MusicFan + @Whack Reviewers – so he mentioned efya last year and did he mention Legendary Beat’s Oje ft wizy and efya? or why are you crying over a song you’ve never heard before, because definitely Oje’s not wizkid and i wonder why weeping on another song still in the cooking pot. Yeye haters.

  16. jena

    September 25, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    I use t be a die fan of wizkid till I realize that the guy is to proud nd arrogant blocked on insta just coz I said that tania looks older than him mr wizkid u just lost a fan

  17. Tim

    September 26, 2014 at 9:13 am

    “How you gonna be calling old guys in a song about a girl being on your bed. Then if that wasn’t enough…you started thanking God and talking to haters”
    This line right here describes the whole album. No direction. Wizzy had the oportunity to blow us away, but what did he do? Drop a mediocre “dim dim gba” album. A perfect album isnt all about club joints and meaningless lyrics. I agree with the review, infact the album was a 2.5 for me. I luv wizkid, he’s greatly talented. But truth be told, this album doesnt cut it.

  18. Osogagba

    September 26, 2014 at 11:21 am

    For “Ojuelegba” alone, I’d buy this album five times over. Wizkid is probably the most mature Nigerian musician under 30 right now. It’s normal that an album will have wack songs and “Ayo” is not an exception. Even Michael Jackson’s iconic album “Thriller’ has some not-so-great songs. So for me StarBoy has shown great consistency since he burst on our music stage. And he keeps growing and with obvious maturity. Thumbs up to him.

  19. ralph

    September 26, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    In my bed is a very unique track. – the unexpected combination of ‘in my bed tonight’ with ‘eleniyan tributes’ is quite powerful, it shows a maturing wizkid, who’s not afraid to experiment, nor too timid to break protocol, with the way this guy is going, he’s gonna become a legend. I like brave artistes and wizkid is definitely one

  20. smh2

    September 26, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    @Osogagba You’re quite on point. The album is selling like wild-fire and i think it worths every cent i spent on it.

  21. Tosin

    September 26, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Love Wizkid.
    He has produced an amazing body of work, and that won’t be an exaggeration.
    The album though, it was a mixed bag. Some gems, some duds, but I did play it to the end and keep it to rediscover later.

    Weirdly enough, I wasn’t crazy about his first album either, AS AN ALBUM.
    On this second one, I saw a lot of “World Music” potential, which would be a nice direction for Wizkid, if risky, cos Lord knows the Afrobeat singles space is jampacked.

    • Tosin

      September 29, 2014 at 6:22 am

      Back.
      Listening to Ayo and Super Star today. Great songs. Wizkid don’t owe me nothin’. Human beings mennn, never satisfied.
      Specific technical issue with the album arrangement: you get me dancing then you switch to a slow side B jam about jah or your mother. like taking half my ice-cream (nah, gelato) cone. It just undoes the happy in a person for a moment. So maybe some thought to flow in album arrangement next time 🙂

      So if you’re listening to Ayo and notice yourself getting depressed somewhere between like track 1 and 7, it’s not that the songs have issues, it’s someone’s messing with your energy levels. Hang in there or skip skip skip. The last seven or so tracks, damn, fine album, as in, great flow.

      Oh and can we have a new video for On Top Your Matter? Can we have ten new videos even? Get Brazil, or some smaller carnaval, get rude girl Riri, let’s do this. Yeah some people will say why rerock, but people will always say.

      One Love. You are amazing.

  22. Tosin

    September 26, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    S on Track 6 (Kind Love) Loooooooooooooool. Finished!

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