After a little bit of a hiatus, we’re returning with our weekly review column, and in addition we’ve moved this to every friday instead of every sunday as previously done.
This week we jump on 2 tracks released by an established act in Olamide, and a hot name buzzing in the industry, Seyi Shay. Both have had pretty good hits this year and we shall review how these new singles from them shake up with us.
Olamide – Yemi My Lover
Olamide yet again shows artistic depth and maturity on ‘Yemi My Lover’ lifted off his third studio album which is slated to hit stores in weeks. After the massive success of ‘Durosoke’ and ‘Turn Up’; ‘Yemi My Lover’ is exactly with the discography doctor prescribed, emotive, yet groovy enough to high the fever caused by the anticipation of the album.
Olamide soulfully tells the tale of a sour past lover over stripped instrumentation driven by solely sythns, piano and drums. This cut will put Olamide on track on his race to legend-dom. With a title destined to raise eyebrows, the infectious yet catchy chorus, fierce delivery, and back-up vocals placed at the right spots drive the song home. Just like Durosoke if treated by a seasoned live band, one will be made to realize why the YBNL front-man is a principality. To cut the long story short ‘Yemi My Lover’ affirms the fact that Olamide is a recording artiste not a rapper.
Seyi Shay – Chairman ft. Kcee
Former Flytime Entertainment songbird Seyi Shay is in the experimentation phase as she collaborates with Kcee on ‘Chairman’ produced by their go-to man ‘Del B’; Despite the fact that if this number is given the proper push it might fare well, ‘Chairman’ might be Seyi Shay’s weakest song yet after ‘Ragga Ragga’.
Obviously inspired by Omawumi & Flavour’s ‘Bottom Belle’; Seyi abandons her ‘Irawo’ and ‘No Lele’ skin as she begs to be ‘sprayed’ money because she will make you dance on a high-life beat baring similar base-line to Kcee’s Limpopo. ‘Chairman’ which is born out of the pressure of fitting in instead of standing out, is anything but original and daring.
Reviewed by Ogaga Sakpaide [ @Ogagus ]