It’s a new year, and we’re back with our weekly series Two To Review. I promise to be much more consistent this year, and if I slack you can call me out on it.
Cobhams Asuquo – Ordinary People
Cobhams is known as one of the best producers in Nigeria, and sometimes it’s easy to forget how good he is as a musician also. Not to worry though, his new piece, which is actually his first official single, Ordinary People will do well to remind us of his talents.
Sometimes there’s so much dignity in simplicity, and Ordinary people exemplifies that. A simple guitar string based beat that gradually grows into a gospel choir themed song, the song hits home with its clear, precise and highly inspirational lyrics. The hook, and the chorus hit home in the most direct way, and if you’re not inspired to be a better person in 2014 after listening to this, then there might be no hope for you. iKid.
This is a great way to kick off the 2014 music campaign.
Waconzy – Na God
Waconzy has been buzzing recently for everything else besides his music. From beef with Davido to war of words with Flavour it seemed like waconzy was in a whirlwind of celebrity beefs that lead to no where. But alas he dropped a new joint to wrap up the year 2013 and kick off 2014.
Na God is hard one to put a finger on as it comes off as a weird blend of Duncan Mighty and Flavour type music, and almost struggles to have its own identity. It seems like a going with the hot trend type of music which isn’t all bad as it will get the audience listening. The lyrics also go in line with what we’d like to hear, especially at this time of the year.
Overall it’s good filler music – something you can listen to while drinking Gulder in an Owerri bar, and having a nice time with your guys but I’ll put my money on the effect of the song not lasting too long.