The last few months have been a time of introspection for EFA. Working hard as a member of the main cast for the MTV Show; SHUGA, meant time away from the studio and making music — his first love.
In the downtime between long hours shooting, he had the chance to think about many different issues – both personal and global. The result of those pockets of rumination was the thought that most young people like himself hardly have other young people to look up to. For him, of the few choices, Don Jazzy stood out.
Balling Like Don Jazzy is a song of aspiration from a young man making a steady climb from obscurity. A Cross River indigene that calls Ibadan home knows too well what swimming against the tide is.
Spurred on by the moderate success of his previous singles through the year: Over You featuring Praiz, Open & Close featuring Dammy Krane and, more recently Sunmobi, EFA recorded out this slice of feel good music. And like most young people that he represents, he is aware of the distance to where he wishes to be in his dreams. With that awareness comes the will and strength of purpose that are stronger than the present circumstance.
According to him, “Balling Like Don Jazzy is a song that speaks from the perspective of a young Nigerian who aspires to a position of greatness by dint of hard work. We decided to install Don Jazzy as someone for the youths to look up to. Especially since our traditional role models are largely criminals and corrupt government officials.”
Balling Like Don Jazzy was produced by Smith and Orbeat.
EFA is signed to Jus’ Kiddin’ Records.