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The Alexander Review: I’m In Love, Get It Now, Apa mi…. Bangers all the way!

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The Alexander Review: I'm In Love, Get It Now, Apa mi…. Bangers all the way!

The turn of the new week brought a tingling sensation, all the down to my sleeve as I surfed our BN website. Not for anything but for the fact that I expected international collaboration and I got it. Although, international collaborations are not all that necessary but they just confer sophistication on the artiste’s pedigree. Locally, the artistes have been doing well since the turn of the year. Another week just passed and I am here with your usual review of singles that dropped:

Get it now (Remix)Tiwa Savage featuring Omarion

The original visuals proved to be saucy; with lyrics that only mature minds can relate to, Tiwa enlisted Omarion to add more flavor the top-charting tune. Tiwa Savage finds comfort in seducing a man on the rich Afrobeat production.

Rating: 4/5

Apa MiLil Kesh

Using previous standards, Lil Kesh did not impress. In terms of lyrical content, one should expect more not cheap rhymes.. The only thing that was impressive was probably the beat. We can’t keep dancing.

Rating: 3/5

Forget About UziUzikwendu

Uzi, as fondly called may not be in the limelight in the rap scene, but this man has been consistent with dishing out quality rap tunes enriched with punch lines and rhythm.

Rating: 4/5

I’m In LoveDJ Big N featuring Reekado Banks

A cut of ‘Trilogy’ saw DJ Big N releasing Reeky’s part of the song. Reekado’s dive into his pool of promises can be heard as he touched his keys in a subtle way.

Rating: 4/5

That’s MeEndia

Endia’s reggae sound may not be for all. The man is special and still seems to be relevant. Although, his new record took a different voyage to the shores of Afro-pop. It was a good one, regardless.

Rating: 4/5

AbegMarv

How did a new artiste manage to pull out a wonderful performance? Marv stayed on an unknown backbone that did not expose his flaws in an obvious manner. Blessed with quality instrumentals, Marv laced his vocals to deliver an exciting piece.

Rating: 3.5/5

O’CrazySkales

Skales’ growth is always  put to question whenever he releases a pop tune, I guess this is not what we want. The singing was wavy, with brash and burst-up chorus.

Rating: 4/5

Mr. BiggsDice Ailes

Whether you’re partial to ‘Otedola’ or ‘Ella’, I don’t really care. Dice Ailes singing is catchy. ‘Mr. Bigg’s’ may be of little significance but later it will be one to reckon with.

Rating: 4/5

GbefunL.A.X

You know what’s better than releasing singles? Really singles from your own label building. Rasaki just pulled a boss move on his fans. Double win for him, I guess. With hooks pictured on the song title, L.A.X just needed to make sure he maintained his key on the mid-tempo melody.

Rating: 3.5/5

She Issa FlirtKetchup

With relatable lyrics, Ketchup’s trial on reggae and Caribbean-laced flavors is one to keep in check. By every conceivable measure, Ketchup won on this one.

Rating: 4/5

Gimme LoveYemisi Fancy

On the rising beat, Yemisi paved way for her emotions and cravings to take over her sound. Yemisi could have drawn out that inner side to fit the energy she brought on the chorus.

Rating: 3/5

Jamina (Remix)Emma Nyra featuring Harmonize

This isn’t innovative apart from her featured guest’s vocals; that is her savior on this record . Krizbeats should create something different from those 2 strokes in his productions.

Rating: 3/5

No One Like YouSemah x Flavour

Flavour and Semah not be in the same class and privileges might be shy of both but the their bromance made this melody a success.

Rating: 4/5

All We NeedSemah x Flavour

The mid-tempo song preached love. Semah and Flavour are definitely a music pair to reckon with.

Rating: 4/5

Don’t KnowHi-Idibia

His brother might be a legend in the industry but Hyacinth is out to get his own cheddar. This one is a feel-good melody with simple lyrics. This is great!

Rating: 4/5

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Opportunities will not fall on artistes. In this regard, it is of great importance that they take every session serious. The producers are failing in their capacity to really be unique and reinvent their craft making it seem like the industry is just recycling sounds and instrumentals.


This review is solely the opinion of the contributor and does not reflect BellaNaija’s views in any way.

1 Comment

  1. Joanna

    March 13, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    Great review. Keep up the good work!

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