5 THINGS WE LEARNT FROM OLAMIDE’S EYAN MAYWEATHER

Olamide-Eyan-MayweatherOlamide’s fifth solo studio album “Eyan Mayweather” dropped a few days ago.

We at SoundsNG checked the album out and here are our thoughts on the album:

 

  1. Pheelz needs a break: Pheelz is the man responsible for majority of Olamide’s production and “Eyan Mayweather” is not an exception, with him producing 16 of the 21 tracks. However, his performance on this album shows that he probably has exhausted himself creatively and needs a break.
  2. The theme is still the same: As the voice of the street, we have gotten accustomed to his primary subject matter which is about hustling. We expected the YBNL boss to leave that to his up and coming acts like Lil Kesh and Chinko Ekun, but it seems Olamide still hasn’t outgrown the hustle phase. He needs to offer his fans something new.
  3. Corny Lines: The law of diminishing returns might have just started to visit baddo. With too many songs under his belt, it seemed Olamide ran short of lines on this album, with wacky lines like “Charlie make dem lock up/I no dey show Messi no be world cup” C’mon, we expected way better from The Baddest Guy Ever Liveth.
  4. He tries to do a Pasuma: Fuji legend Pasuma wonder recently delved into another genre of music; hip hop and has been quite successful, Olamide however in this album did few rap songs and was trying something in the mould of a mix between contemporary highlife and dancehall. Although he wasn’t woeful, he didn’t nail it this time, but maybe he will next time.
  5. The hottest singles are contained in it: Check any chart in this country, and you definitely will see Olamide’s music nestling at a comfortable position. ‘Bobo’, ‘Lagos Boys’, and ‘Melo melo’ are all songs that will surely be a good addition to an album.

In a year in which rappers dulled, accounting for just 5 of the 26 mainstream albums released, Olamide is surely gunning for a legendary status in the business. He might not be there yet, but he is on his way.

 

 

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Jasper Atakefa is a music lover and a sports addict, he tweets via @jasperAtakefa.

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