The songs are definitely expected to spill over into the early months of 2016 as videos and promotions are going to be lined up for them.
Amongst those released during the course of the week are ‘Werey Re O’ by budding Indigenous rapper Baseone who despite not having hit the heights commercially is one who critics consider as being on the next to blow list, and also MUMM, which sees Afrobeat Queen May7ven closing 2015 in grand style following a relatively successful year that saw her singles like ‘What U feeling’ and ‘Werk’ topping UK charts.
- Werey Re o Remix by Baseone featuring Olamide and Phyno – It has been a great year for Indigenous rappers with the likes of Reminisce, Olamide, Phyno, Lil Kesh, Falz all topping charts and dropping hits during the course of the year. So it is no surprise when another indigenous rapper, Base One employs the services of the two leading acts Olamide and Phyno on the remix of his hit single ‘Werey Re o’.
The song which is produced by XBlaze kicks off with BaseOne dropping an entirely different verse, as he declares ‘I’m on fire, mi o ti ri eni to ma quench mi’, His verse was quite enjoyable as he infused a lot of funny Yoruba bars. Phyno and Olamide brought some freshness to this with their delivery and as much as this is good line-up, it somehow fell short of the height expected, will get a 6 from me if I have to rate over 10.
- Made Up My Mind by May7ven – Now, I must confess that I have never really been a fan of May7ven who describes herself as the Afrobeat Queen, so I wasn’t too expectant when I got this new material from her having listened to her previous works which have failed to impress me.
On ‘MUMM’ [Made up my Mind], which was produced by Antoine Stone and actually has a good radio friendly beat, May7ven manages to surprise me by delivering an enjoyable tune, her voice and delivery was on point, the flow was quite smooth and she seemed to have grown and found her sound overtime, this is one song that will definitely get you nodding your head once you can get past the ‘Oyinbo Pepper’ rhetoric. It is a really decent effort worthy of listen.
Ehis Combs Ohunyon is a music lover and writer, follow on twitter @ehiscombs