NL Album Review:- Review Of Wizkid’s Soundman EP
8 December 2019
Recently, Wizkid, aka Machala after recording a smash hit with Beyonce earlier in the year decided to drop his seven-track EP titled”Soundman“.
Machala as he is fondly called decided to drop a surprise EP to wet the appetite of Wizkid FC and music listeners in anticipation of his highly awaited ” Made In Lagos” album.
After the release of “Joro” and “Ghetto Love” which were received with mixed reactions, Wizzy decides to test the waters by dropping this project under the Starboy imprint.
And as we analyse this body of work, we will see whether indeed Wizkid proved his Calibre and repute as Africa’s biggest contemporary music export.
Let’s talk about the tracks accordingly;
1. Jam Ft. Chronixx
On Jam featuring Jamaican artiste, Chronixx, Wizkid gives us an opening reminiscent of his stellar efforts on Sounds from the other side.
Wizkid sings about Jamming the love of his life and begging her to come into his life. The highlight of the track is Chronixx who brings his A-game on this track and spices it up with his patois vibes.
The trumpet gives this jam, an Afrobeat feels and Wizkid lyrics which is a deviation from what he has been serving us for a while makes listeners hopeful for more. A perfect intro.
2. Blow Ft. Blaqjerzee
Blow gives the same vibe as Larry Gaaga’s “Low“, featuring Wizkid which is also produced by the same producer, Blaq Jerzee.
Wizkid tells the ladies to blow the trumpet and Jo fun Alhaji. Everything on this track screams “Low”. A decent track at most.
3. Cover me Ft. DJ Tunez
Kel P vibes showed his mastery of Afro-beats production on Cover Me featuring Starboy resident disc jockey, DJ Tunez.
Wizkid is having fun with the beat, reminiscent of his efforts on the Phantom produced “Master Groove” and Sarz produced “Ghetto Love“.
Wizkid focuses more on the vibe and flow rather than lyrical artistry. This is Afro beats and Wizkid successfully delivered on this particular track…
One for the shrine.
4. Mine Ft. Kel P
Perhaps the best track on the EP, the song offers the same vibe Wizkid delivered on “Joy”.
Wizkid showed his lyrical prowess, vocals and lovely flow on this one. Laidback with a meaningful message and excellent production from KelP.
Mine comes off as an instant classic and hit song, Wizkid will do well to shoot a video of this song if he doesn’t decide to go STFOS with the videos.
5. Electric Ft. London
London, Producer of Rema’s “Bad Commando” shows he is fast becoming a force to reckon with in terms of music production.
The tracks so far show Wizkid attempting to bring us back to those STFOS vibes.
“Say she bust every day, she day make man craze“. This sexual vibe which Baba Zion has termed electric vibe is one for the couples and clubs.
A serious whining song for the ladies and a serious stimulant for the production of babies. A potential hit in the Carribean market too alongside Jam featuring Chronixx.