2baba's Long-awaited Warrior Released!
4 March 2020
by Kenneth Kiplagat
2baba released his seventh studio album ‘Warriors’ on Friday 28th, 2020.
Featuring the industry's music pioneers and current heavyweights including Burna Boy, Olamide, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, AJ, Peruzzi, Syemca and HI Idibia, Warrior has employed variety and style from Afrobeats, Afropop and reggae.
The album which is a follow-up to the artist's last project Ascension released in 2014, has picked the owners accolades of humility, hard work, and creativity in its production.
2babas collaboration with Olamide "I Dey Hear Everything" is an uptempo Afrobeats number with a compelling rhythm that's accentuated by full string instrumentation in the background.
"We Must Groove" featuring Burna Boy switches to a reggae melody with a heavy Jamaican-style lyricism. While a fairly mid-tempo, the overall feel of the song is laidback and will have you wanting to wind that waist. Additionally, the brass instrumentals of the track definitely add the right amount of bounce.
His collaboration with Tiwa Savage, "Ginger" is an adorable love jam with subtle psychedelic explorations and synthesized sounds. It's definitely a much softer-sounding track compared to the others and makes for some really easy listening.
Slowing the pace down even more, "Warriors" focuses more on the lyrical content of the song and makes ensures the beat, instrumentals, and melody all fall back so the song's central message of survival and working on past failures is at the fore.
It's an album filled with undeniable gems and you'll probably need you to have it on it repeat to discover your faves. 2baba is back baby, and we're certainly for it.
The renowned artist was quoted saying in an interview: “There is no film trick around me. What you see is what you get, no hype.”
General Manager, Nigeria, Universal Music Group, Ezegozie Eze Jr described 2Baba as an integrity artiste who will remain indelible in the Nigerian music industry,
“2face has all the goodwill that he has today because he doesn’t appointments. He is a time cautious artist and has continued to humble himself for decades. Do you know how many artists that you are listening to last year, that are not on your playlists again today? What keeps your there is integrity, how you influence people and inspire by your own action,” he said.
2baba held the album listening party on Tuesday at Artisan Lounge Bar, Lagos.