Timaya is probably the most consistently good musician in Nigeria over the past decade, and there’s a reason he’s been in the game for a long time. At any point in time, he might not be the biggest star, but he’s always up there with the big leagues, and has top 10 singles every year that spin in heavy rotation. So when this new joint Money which features Flavour dropped we only expected more the same consistency, and we were not disappointed.
Kicking it off, Young D supplies a very scrumptious beat with horns that make your eardrums jiggle in enjoyment. But if it’s anything we know in Nigerian music, good beats can be laced with rubbish half baked lyrics make the song right around average, but fortunately not in this case. Timaya and Flavour did very well lyrically, dropping some nice flash-point lines that will strike a good chord with listeners. When Timaya says a line like “I travel to America just to go charge my phone”, or borrow a line from William Onyeabor with “When the going is good and smooth, many many people will be your friend“, you can’t help but get all kinds of positive vibes in your system. Flavour was also not left out, dropping his own funny line “when money no dey, I love you, I love you bu n’onu.” Overall the lyrics go right in line with the idea of the song, which is all you can ask for.
You never would’ve thought that Timaya and Flavour have never done a song together exclusively the way both of them blended very well with each other. The hook on the track is probably the only slightly lower than standard portion of the song, but it’s really not bad. It’s just not on the same level as the rest of the song which is quite noticeable.
Overall it’s a solid tune, and will easily be one of the top 20 party singles of the year. Probably the best thing about of the song is that it doesn’t need to grow on you. It hits the sweet spot almost instantly.