We’re drawing close to the end of the month, and the end of the first quarter of 2014, and we’ve already had enough songs to rock to till the end of the year.
Well it’s friday, and it’s time for another review session people. This week we’ll be reviewing Banky W fresh tune, All Of You and Siji’s new joint Lagos LullaBye.
Banky W – All Of You (ft. Maleek Berry)
Banky W is something like the King of RnB in Nigeria right now, and there’s not too many that can match his talent, and more especially his longevity. With that being said, you know anything he puts out now has to be of the high quality we’ve come to expect that from him.
On this new joint, Banky W delivers as we’re used to seeing him do. The beat from Maleek Berry is silky smooth (it does sound like he sampled Banky’s lines from the second verse of Yes/No – “friends telling you to just say no“), and it sets the tone for Banky W to play in. The lyrics are easy to follow, catchy and follow the theme of the song. The melody is just as enjoyable.
If there’s a downside, it’s that it sounds very much like Yes/No (melody and theme), but it’s not something many would mind, as it’s still a very nice song as a stand alone piece. It’s certainly going straight to my playlist without question.
Siji – Lagos LullaBye
Siji is a unique artist in Nigeria. In the midst of all the disposable music in Nigeria, it’s always good to see and listen to folks like Siji.
In his new tune, Lagos LullaBye, Siji pays tribute to the incredible city that is Lagos. In the lyrics you get to hear everything there is to get about the city of Lagos (both good and bad) but with clever and funny metaphors. The beat uses the right instruments to bring out the very essence of Afro beat (real Afro beat), and the melody does the same.
On the down side, it gets a bit drawn out, and if you’re not a patient listener you might switch off. Also the beat slight overshadows the lyrics so you have to listen well to get what is being said.
Overall it’s a good song. It’s probably not one that will all the massive radio spins like the pop singles, but it will stand the test of time. It’s the song you can listen to 5 years from now and still feel the freshness.
Review by Aribaba [followbutton username=”aribabaj” count=”true” lang=”en” theme=”light”]