#MusicReview: Like This – Wizkid x Dj Henry

Wizkid-wine-like-this-360Baze.com_-500x352Wizkid has over the years proved to be a consistent hit maker. Think of when his infamous “It’s your boy Wizzy!” On ‘Holla Your Boy’ was fire on all our Ipods and you’ll understand he’s been around for a while. ‘Gidi Girl’, ‘Scatter The Floor’, ‘Pakumuro’, ‘Jaiye Jaiye’ are timeless music and all credit goes to the Baba Nla himself.

 

Wizkid is at that point in his career where everybody, well almost everybody has agreed the ‘kid’ is good.

 

With his latest rendition on ‘Like This’ in collaboration with Ghanian afro house Disk Jockey/producer- Dj Henry who contributes a beat that moves in a half-strut of hollow synths cries, clicking drums, and enveloping bass. it’s safe to say the hit maker has done it again.

 

The lyrics address the amount of hard work he has put in his art which has amounted to his current success. “I’ve seen a lot of thing don come my way/Am thankful for today, am thankful for today/I’ve seen worst days, a lot of things I’ve seen/I grind, I don’t sleep, nah nah nah nah,” Wizkid passionately sings

 

The gospel he preaches on this funky jam which you would subconsciously find yourself dancing to after listening to it for a few seconds is that hard work pays. “I work a lot when I started this (yea)/Right now, am on a holiday (yeah)/Feeling fly away (yea),” he later goes on to add.

 

Wizkid has perfected his art and set a lot of records with his featured Billboard/Itunes chart No. 1 track- ‘One Dance’ fresh in mind.

 

The video is yet to be released and there’s no new on it but if at all its released I’ll expect it to be a chilled video where he just navigates through a hard day work before retiring to the arms of a well endowed girl. Lol! Just saying.

 

He sure does this Afro beat sound effortlessly and is arguably the forerunner of the genre. Do give the song a listen by clicking HERE!

Dj Henry x Wizkid – ‘Like This’ lyrics

download

[Intro]

International Flicks

Star Boy dey here so

Yea yea yea

I work a lot when I started this

Yea, yea, yea yea yea

Yea yea yea

[Verse 1]

Am up am awake

I’ve seen a lot of thing don come my way

Am thankful for today, am thankful for today

I’ve seen worst days, a lot of things I’ve seen

I grind, I don’t sleep, nah nah nah nah

Don’t sleep on that thing

Come whine, don’t sleep, nah nah nah nah

[Chorus]

I work a lot when I started this (yea)

Right now, am on a holiday (yeah)

Feeling fly away (yea)

Baby girl come cool me down

Don’t stop; am on a holiday (yea)

I wanna feel; I wanna go away (yeah)

Feeling fly away (yea)

Oh my God! Come cool me down

[Hook]

Whine like this (so), gimme that thing (so)

Whine like this (so), gimme that thing (so)

Gimme that thing girl whine like this

Girl whine with star boy gimme that thing (so)

Whine like this (so), gimme that thing (so)

Whine like this (so), gimme that thing (so)

Gimme that thing girl whine like this

Girl whine with star boy gimme that thing (so)

[Bridge]

Ooh oh

Ooh oooh

You be my pleaser

Come be my lover no teaser

Ay, aye yea

Aye yea yea

Come be my teaser

Come be my lover no teaser

Aye yea

[Chorus]

I work a lot when I started this (yea)

Right now, am on a holiday (yeah)

Feeling fly away (yea)

Baby girl come cool me down

Don’t stop; am on a holiday (yea)

I wanna feel; I wanna go away (yeah)

Feeling fly away (yea)

Oh my God! Come cool me down

[Hook]

Whine like this (so), gimme that thing (so)

Whine like this (so), gimme that thing (so)

Gimme that thing girl whine like this

Girl whine with star boy gimme that thing (so)

Whine like this (so), gimme that thing (so)

Whine like this (so), gimme that thing (so)

Gimme that thing girl whine like this

Girl whine with star boy gimme that thing (so)

Advertisements

#MusicReview: Hola Hola – Sugarboy

Having just dropped only one review some years back which turned out to be a success and in my attempt to revive this blog I’ve decided to bring back the Music Review section where I get to review one song(Nigerian or foreign) every week. The #MusicReview would come to you every Monday from now on so keep a date. Please note that I’m also going to bring back #ShortStory section so you are in for a fun ride. Do read, enjoy and drop your thoughts!
Sugarboy-–-Hola-Hola-art

#MusicReview: HOLA HOLA – SUGARBOY

 

Testing mic… *coughs*.. 3… 2… 1….

 

Okay! Hello everyone, my name is Chistar and you are tuned in to another episode of #MusicReview from the perspective of a very good music critic, or so I’ll like to think of myself *rolls eyes*.

 

In today’s episode I’m going to be reviewing a song that has been on repeat on my neighbours extra loud sound system and frankly I couldn’t have had it any other way.

 

I first came across the song while I was looking for something else to watch on TV after I had just finished a very interesting movie. I was faced with one of those moments where you scan through all the hundreds of stations DSTV has to offer but nothing seems appealing enough… Well, not until I caught the sight of a familiar face which I recognised instantly from Dj Shabsy’s Raba. Yea, you guessed it, it was the face of Sugarboy.

 

We can all agree that this ‘Akwa-Ibom G’ first got our attention with his verse on Raba which in my opinion he killed (shout out to Kiss Daniels) and although the follow up, Molue, was not as successful, he also did a fair job which made a lot of curious new ‘fans’ anticipate and hope his first official single would be dope and having finally listened to it, I can categorically tell you he sure nailed it!

 

On first listen, I was forced to go and download it because I did not get to hear the song from the beginning and when I eventually got my personal copy of both the video and audio I felt I had gotten good value for my lost data.

 

The master of instrumentals, Suka Sounds, did the beats and Beatburx produced the song so I’m not surprised at the wonderful end product, however I have just one reservation.

 

I am a sucker for good music with good and unique lyrical content and  Sugarboy did not exactly deliver in that aspect as the lyrics was talking about the same thing we seem to hear everyday on our radio and television sets- girls and money. In his words, “Pack money in a Ghana must go” and “Make the girl them dance e o No!” Whatever happened to songs that motivates us youths in the right path or teach us important things?

 

Well, moving forward. Hola Hola is an Afro-pop song which on first listen you are bound to like it as the mixing and mastering was perfect and let us not forget Sugarboy’s smooth vocals which would make you want to stand up and dance but ironically enough would also make you want to relax and sip on something good with a smile planted on your face. The mere fact that it can serve both purposes make me dare tag it the ‘Jam of life!’

 

The video is perfect! No doubt about that as it turned out to be very colourful and has a lot of pretty girls on pant and bra or what do they call it this days? Bikini? *winks*. It was shot by Aje Filmworks and features cameo appearance from Kiss Daniels and Dj Shabsy.

 

All in all, I think if Sugarboy has proven one thing it’s definitely that he is not in the music scene to joke with anybody, so y’all should watch out for this G-worldwide act.

 

Do give Hola Hola a listen by downloading it HERE! and catch a glimpse of the visuals on Youtube.

 

For those of us who need the lyrics so that they can sing along, here it is!

[Intro]

See me now

Step inna the place

It’s G-Worldwide

Sugarboy yeah!

[Ride]

Moni fun wan Rendezvous

Make them Jasi o

Make them raise the roof

Make them Jasi o

Make them know the Koko

I no mind them Razz e o

Make the girl them dance e o No!

[Hook]

Hola Hola! We popping Bottle

Hola Hola

We making Noise

Hola Hola! Aye me bubble

Hola Hola

Selecta

Ememaobong moni no Bobo mi o Ah!

Moni you go use me pa gan

Kikelomo moni no Bobo mi o Ah

I say No use me pa gan

[Verse 1]

Pack money in a Ghana must go

Oluwa Say make ghetto boy blow (all hear me)

Catch them, Rastaman bad for them

Tell them say run from them

Sugarboy, give them tha run !

[Refrain]

And we live for the party ,For nobody

We live for the party ,Oh Lord have mercy

We live for the party no we no send nobody

We live for the party oh Lord have mercy!

[Hook]

Hola Hola! We popping Bottle

Hola Hola

We making Noise

Hola Hola! Aye me bubble

Hola Hola

Selecta

Ememaobong moni no Bobo mi o Ah!

Moni you go use me pa gan

Kikelomo moni no Bobo mi o Ah

I say No use me pa gan

[Verse 2]

You see tonight ,Me cyan bother bout nothing

This life ,I cannot kill myself for nothing

Lady tonight ,Are you sure you can take this love

Dj jam me song ,All my people sing along

[Refrain]

And we live for the party ,For nobody

We live for the party ,Oh Lord have mercy

We live for the party no we no send nobody

We live for the party oh Lord have mercy!

[Hook]

Hola Hola! We popping Bottle

Hola Hola

We making Noise

Hola Hola! Aye me bubble

Hola Hola

Selecta

Ememaobong moni no Bobo mi o Ah!

Moni you go use me pa gan

Kikelomo moni no Bobo mi o Ah

I say No use me pa gan

[Outro]

(Rastaman Bad for them)

Sugarboy ye

Its G-Worldwide

Emperor Geezy

You see now we worldwide

HOLA HOLA ! Hola hola!!

Eyen Kwor Ikwor!!

 

And that’s all I have for this episode. Till the next review, I remain your humble host, Chistar.

 

If you think the review is flawed, do use the comment button and if you think it’s spot on still use the button 😊 . I’ll love to know what you think!

#MusicReview: Caro

Its been a while I posted on my blog due to my busy schedule, but am back now and have more than enough time to spare. Normal posting resumes tomorrow but as for now enjoy the long awaited Caro music review. #Bless.

wizkid%20original

#MusicReview: Caro – Starboy ft Wizkid &L.A.X.

As I write this review I’m currently listening to the song and literally dancing to it – even though I’m doing the big man dance (sitting down, nodding my head and tapping my feet, lol).

Wizkid is without any doubt one of the best things that has happened to the Nigerian music industry, and even though his story can’t exactly be tagged as from “grass to grace,” since he was quite comfortable before “blowing,” I can still say his growth in the industry has been massive.

Just like almost every popular artiste in Nigeria, Wizkid also claims to be a singer from childhood – mtchew, I wonder why they all lie, and although its not confirmed yet, there is a probability he had been in a choir too, lol… Just an assumption.

The first time I heard Wizkid on a track was when he was featured in Nigeria’s self acclaimed “African Rapper Number One” in person of Mr Incredible (MI) on the track: “Fast Money, Fast Cars.” In my opinion, Wizkid killed the chorus and did a great job. But his ticket to limelight came when he dropped the hit-single – “Holla Your Boy.”

“Holla Your Boy” placed Wizkid on a first class plane to stardom as the song became a national anthem and also led to him being compared to Justin Bieber who also stepped into stardom same year, but I think the difference in their success is clear, and *in Wizkid’s voice* “my money and your money, no be mate.” I let you ponder on what I mean by that, lol.

Anyway, enough of the biography and boring history lecture, let’s talk about “Caro.”

Just like most pop songs, Caro is fun to listen to and easy to dance to, that is if you can actually dance though. But I have a lot of reservations concerning the song.

Firstly, while I wrote the lyrics, I patiently waited for the chorus or hook which I didn’t hear eventually, I mean, which song doesn’t have a chorus or hook??? Its just so unprofessional in my opinion and later, they would ask why Nigerian songs don’t win grammy awards … *SMH*.

Secondly, what the fucck was L.A.X doing on the track? Caro is the first song I’ve heard L.A.X voice on and even though he tried a little, he just didn’t try enough. I expected him to grab the opportunity with both hands and kill the track to the best of his ability, but all we got was just a boring verse from him… He just didn’t perform as I had expected.

lax%20now

Thirdly, can someone tell my why Wizkid keeps on repeating same thing in almost all his songs? I listen to a lot of pop songs and even though other singers repeat at times, Wizkid repetition is on a whole different level. Dear Wizkid, please try to actually sing something in your tracks and stop repeating, its annoying.

Fourthly, I think Wizkid was high on weed when he recording this track because he ended up confusing the few amount of us who actually listen to his lyrics. How you may want to ask? Okay, let me break it down for you guys and bring out some excerpts from the lyrics. At first, Wizkid was like: “Caro dey make my head dey turn/ Caro dey make my head dey bang/ Caro dey make my head dey scatter,” any sane person would know from this few lines above that Wizkid has seen the “Caro” chick in question, because how would someone who you haven’t seen make your head to turn and make your head scatter.
Okay, now let me quote another excerpt from the same song: “But I’m still looking for Caro…ehba/ Show me Caro…ehba/ Sisi Caro…ehba/ Where are you Caro…ehba,” in the first quote, Wizkid made us believe that he had seen “Caro,” but few seconds later, he says he is looking for Caro. So am I blind, stupid or is Wizkid just a confused niccur? He did something similar in “Zombie,” but that’s another story for another day.

And finally, I don’t mean to be a hater but I’m sure you would agree with me that if this same song was sung by an up coming artiste, only the artist family and neighbour would listen to the song… The only reason the song blew was because of the artiste who sang it is already a star. A female friend of mine once said that even if Wizkid just coughs on a track, she would listen to it… Lol, yea, I agree it funny but she really said it and I can give you her number to call and ask, just comment and ask me for it *wink* (she is a fine girl o).

Oya! Enough of the reservations, let’s talk about the good side before some hardcore Wizkid fans crucify me. Please don’t get me wrong, I’m a Wizkid fan too just like you all but I’m also a sucker for good music and I say the truth when I see it.

I don’t have much good to say about this song because I’ve already said almost all the good things there is to say, but let me just add a few things:

Firstly, the instrumentals for Caro is crazy! And I so much love it. Legendary beats did an awesome job in the mix. I downloaded the instrumentals recently and even without hearing Wizkid’s voice on the track, I felt the urge to stand up and move my body to it, I think a saxophone was played in the background and that a rare but nice instrument to use in pop songs instruments, kudos to legendary beats.

Secondly, the Video of Caro is off the hook. The video was directed by Moe Musa, and after watching the video, I feel that’s what made Davido to shoot a second video for “Skelewu” and made sure it was directed by Moe Musa too. The two models used in the videos were definitely two of the hottest models I’ve seen in a long while if only I could just get one of them phone number to keep me company *sobs*

wizkid3

WIZKID and ONE OF THE MODELS… The cuter one *wink*

Okay! That’s all I have to say for now. If you want to download the audio, you can CLICK HERE! to download it, or CLICK HERE! to download the video from Naijaloaded.com, and just in case you can’t hear the song clearly enough, the complete lyrics is just below this paragraph.

<LYRICS.

[WIZKID]
Legundury beatz/ Hey, tana na na nana na na/ Caro o/ Yea, tata ta tata ta ta/ Yeaaarra

Caro your body necessary…ah necessary/ Caro carry leave story….ah leave story/ Caro dey make my head dey turn/ Caro dey make me wan dey loose am/ Caro dey make my head dey bang/ Caro dey make my head dey scatter

Caro your body necessary…necessary/ Caro carry leave story…ah leave story/ Caro dey make me wan dey maga/ Caro dey make my head dey turn/ Caro dey make my head dey bang/ Caro dey make my head dey scatter

Eh I’m looking for Caro…ehba/ Show me Caro…ehba/ Sisi Caro…ehba/ Where are you Caro…ehba
I’m looking for Caro…ehba/ Show me Caro…ehba/ Sisi Caro…ehba/ Where are you Caro…ehba

Caro dun, Caro dun/ Ehn Caro dun/ Caro dun o lo yin/ Ehn o lo yin/ Caro dun o carry/ Ahn Caro carry/ Lo do Caro emi loju/ Ah…emi loju

Caro dey fire pass motor/ Caro dey fire pass Ferrari/ Caro dey give me every morning/ Caro dey do she no dey tire/ Caro dey want am every minute/ Caro dey make me feel the lazy/ Caro dey make my head dey bang/ Caro dey make me wan dey craze

But I’m still looking for Caro…ehba/ Show me Caro…ehba/ Sisi Caro…ehba/ Where are you Caro…ehba/ I’m looking for Caro…ehba/ Show me Caro…ehba/ Sisi Caro…ehba/ Where are you Caro

[L.A.X]
Caro fine plenty plenty/ Caro sweet, no get enemy/ E se rora ma re’di o/ Bo se n se o de fe pa mi o/ Sexy girl you know I bring it down/ Starboy you know we shut it down…o yes/ Anything we touch we wanna go down/ Don’t dull I no need ti bi now/ Oya se jeje/ Move to the beat, oya se jeje/ No time for all this senrenre/ I want to spend all my pepper/ Oya se jeje/ Move to the beat, oya se jeje/ No time for all this senrenre/ I want to spend all my pepper o/ Looking for Caro…ehba/ Show me Caro…ehba/ Sisi Caro…ehba/ Where are you Caro…ehba/ I’m looking for Caro…ehba/ Show me Caro…ehba/ Sisi Caro…ehba

Caro your body necessary…ah necessary/ Caro carry leave story…ah leave story/ Caro dey make my head dey turn/ Caro dey make want to loose am/ Caro dey make my head dey bang/ Caro dey make my head dey scatter

Caro your body necessary…necessary/ Caro carry leave story…ah leave story/ Caro dey make me wan dey maga/ Caro dey make my head dey turn/ Caro dey make my head dey bang/ Caro dey make my head dey scatter

Eh I’m looking for Caro…ehba/ Show me Caro…ehba
Sisi Caro…ehba/ Where are you Caro…ehba
I’m looking for Caro…ehba/ Show me Caro…ehba
Sisi Caro…ehba/ Where are you Caro o…eh

Caro dey make my head dey turn, she dey make me turn around/ Caro dey make my head dey turn , she dey make me loose am

Caro dey fire till the early morning/ Caro dey give she no dey tire/ Caro dey give everything/ She dey using her mouth/ She dey gum like lollipop/ Caro dey give me everytime/ Caro dey call me everytime/ Caro dey dance she no dey shy/ Caro dey busting my brain, busting my brain…eh eh/ Caro dey thief my heart go…eh eh/ Caro dey do like armed robber…eh eh

Caro o/ Caro o/ Caro o
Yeeaarra!!!

* * * * *

FUNNY PICS.

wizzy%20wrong%20

Am I the only one who finds something wrong with this picture? What happened to Wizkid’s legs? Camera malfunction or what?

Okay that’s all I have for you guys. I wonder why they don’t want to release me even though am no longer mad, but “still reporting live from Yaba Left,”

-Chistar.

Oya! dont run yet! kindly drop your thoughts before you leave ;D, thanks.

ff @OfficialChistar

#Music Review – Skelewu

Davido

Music Review: SKELEWU by Davido

First of all, let me start by saying this: Davido keeps on proving me wrong with each new track he releases, and I find that quite annoying.

When he first came out with “Back When” featuring Neato C, I gave the song an “okay” rating and assumed he would not really “blow,” but then, the whole Nigeria started screaming “Damiduro” few months later and even though I joined in singing the song, I assumed that he would be one of those people who sing one hit track and run to their mother’s house, but then again, the hit banger – “Gobe” came, even though the video was quite funny with Davido jumping up and down like a frog, he still proved me wrong once again which only made me to no longer undermine Davido’s talent and therefore convince me beyond all doubts that he is here to stay.

So talking about Skelewu, I’m sure most of you have heard the song already, but if you haven’t, you can CLICK HERE! to download it.

Frankly speaking, I didn’t like the song the first time I heard it, as a matter of fact, I deleted it almost immediately after I downloaded it, but I found myself downloading it once again about a week later when I somehow fell in love with it without knowing why, silly me.

So basically, I’m going to review the song in the following categories:- lyrical content, delivery, instrumentals, publicity and video.

¤LYRICAL CONTENT¤.

Skelewu is a “dance” song, something like “Azonto,” so the lyrical content isn’t deep at all and just talks about how to “dance the dance.” It would be unfair to actually give the song an actually definite rating so I’ll just say, “it is okay.”

¤DELIVERY¤.

Great delivery, Davido knew the right places to scream and the right places to tune down his voice, he controlled the song and killed the track!!! The producer also helped in this aspect by adding an “echo” in certain parts of the song.

¤INSTRUMENTALS¤

Damn! Whoever that made the instrumental of this track is highly creative, I’ve searched the whole internet for the producer’s name but I didn’t get a reply. Am aware Davido makes beats too so it might be safe to say he made the beat himself, but who knows? I might be wrong.

With the superb instrumental, Davido didn’t even need to stress himself on the lyrical content or even the delivery, after all, most of us Nigerians – not all, don’t even listen to the lyrics of the song, if its “danceable” then that’s all that matters.

¤PUBLICITY.¤

Talking about publicity, I’ll just say a few words: “I don’t think any song has been publicised more vastly than Skelewu since D’banj’s Oliver Twist.”

It seems this “Dance Video” competition thing is the trendy way to publicise a song. This way, people who don’t even want to listen to the song would be forced to not only listen but dance to it all because of some few changes, creative right?

¤VIDEO¤

CLICK HERE! to download the instructional video.

CLICK HERE! to download Sesan’s version.

CLICK HERE! to download Moe Musa’s version.

Finally!!! The main reason I wrote this whole review was because of its controversial video, or should I say videos? I’m sure most of you all have been hearing so much stories about it so let me summarize the whole gist for you guys.

Firstly, if you aren’t aware, Davido released three videos for this song and in my opinion: they are all cool, but what do I know? Afterall am just a blogger who loves to do “amebo.”

NB: Scroll up for all the download links.

The major controversy started when Davido released the first “official” video which was directed by Sesan and went ahead to tweet the video was a leak and not up to his expectations, he then went ahead to shoot another video which was directed by Moe Musa and then said that was the official video.

In his defence, Sesan released a statement.

This is what he said:

My attention is drawn toward the. chaos surrounding the release of the Skelewu video .

Myself and my team shot the video for Davido in Nigeria and to the best of my knowledge my client and his team were very happy with the result, when they watched/ and approved the video. If he has since had a change of heart, that is ok.

I am not in any way responsible for the release of the video. I believe Davido and myself did a very good job regarding the video production and as a professional of over 10 years. I find it very irresponsible and immature if my client and his management publicly put out false statements/comments, in an attempt to tarnish my name, credibility and reputation.

I remain dedicated, humble, focused and as hard working as ever. Thank you to all my fans and industry professionals –

Stay blessed.

And to support Sesan, Wizkid tweeted: “Jaiye Jaiye Video looks mad!!!!!! Directed by Sesan!!! Awa frosh!!!!!! We no be smellos! hahahaa!! . I don’t see why Wizkid had to tweet that since a statement had already been release by Sesan but then again, what do I know?

Moe Musa also then went ahead to defend himself in a series of tweets.

This is what Moe Musa said:

“soo I have travelled back n forth from U.K to Nigeria all year round and i have kinda seen all the music video directors at work. All u haters out there are full of shit, lol. I think if I am correct there are about 5-15 music video directors out there and all work very flipping hard. Luv to the supports and even more luv to the haters god know u need it more. Just to clarify I am not in any way angry or frustrated to be honest i am just sitting in my hotel room in Portharcourt chilling”

Also, a certain Tunde ‘Phoenix’ Babalola has also voiced his opinion, commenting on an article – the report identified the concept of Davido’s video as a direct copy of LMFAO’s ‘Party rock anthem’.

This is what Phoenix said:

Mr writer i just had to respond to this and i really hope to see this. It clearly shows you are a learner and your level of exposure is very minimal. 1st the video was inspired by 28 days later which also inspired party Rockers. To put is very blunt Mr there is no idea new under the sun and any video you see is inspired by something my friend.

With regards to being a “creative thief” as you put very cheap and vindictive headline by the way. I guess that makes every single video Director in Nigeria thief because i can compile you a list of videos on Nigerian TV by Acclaimed Nigerian Directors that fit that profile and that would make everybody a Thief is that what you are implying?’.

Phoenix goes on to suggest popular Nigerian director Clarence Peters should receive the same strokes of rebuke going on to compare two of his videos: Ayoola’s “Ochanya” to Robin Thicke’s “Blurred lines” and Psquare’s “Alingo” to Ne-Yo’s “Let me love you”.

Finally Davido tweeted a childish tweet in my opinion by saying something about there being three videos and watch anyone you want and blah blah blah.

Abeg I don too talk self, below are some of the pictures of their tweets which I could lay my hands on.

wizkid%20tweet

davido%20tweet

FUNNY PICS

There is an issue going around which concerns Davido being the brother of Leo in turtle ninja, if you doubt me, view the pics below.

turtleninja%20n%20davido

Still in doubt?

NB: Unfortunately, I can’t upload songs and videos on my blog yet so all links would redirect you to Naijaloaded.com

Reporting live from yaba left,
Chistar :D.

ff @OfficialChistar