Asake “Ololade” EP Review
Latest YBNL Signee- Asake, is out with his debut EP and while applause should be given for his wonderful attempt, it still shows that there are some things that need to be said.
Asake “Ololade” EP Review
“Trabaye” starts well as an EP opener, and it’s slightly reminiscent of Olamide. it opens Asake’s “Ololade” EP Well, but it is not the perfect EP opener, although it can be.
It sounds a little too rookie-like. The voice over is good, but there should have been more delivery on it. There is not much conviction in Asake’s voice as we would like to hear.
Sungba starts with the kind of powerful delivery that Asake should have had on “Trabaye“. Although Asake’s music is more fuji than afrobeats, it’s still fits a little into what people could listen to, to chill.
However, the glibs on this song are too much. It’s true that Fuji uses Glibs more than other genres, but there are too much glibs on this song that it becomes almost impossible to identify the theme of the song.
While Asake’s music fits between Fuji and Afrobeats, a spice from both is needed so Asake does not lose his afrobeats audience, because, in contemporary Afrobeats, lyricism is appreciated over glibs.
3) “Omo Olope” ft Olamide
“Omo Olope” is the first single off Asake’s “Ololade” EP and the truth is, it’s a hit.
It is easily the best song off Asake’s “Ololade” EP, and this is because, there are not only appropriate lyrics to suit the song, the beat is on point, even the glibs are considerably appropriate.
Asake does his all on this track. It’s almost too perfect!
Of course, Olamide never loses his touch, not even for a moment. He spices the song all up with a mix of his glibs and Lyric and it’s so impressive!
4) “Baba God”
A song of appreciation to God. Even as an appreciation song, Baba God needs some improvements. The mixing and production leaves much to be desired. The lyrics are not entirely appealing enough.
Even the chorus which is supposed to sound catchy: “Some people want me to sober…but me I get Jehovah”. It rules out that Asake leaves all to God- that God is entirely responsible for him.
Asake’s “Ololade” Ep is a nice debut, but it’s not powerful enough. It shows that there is a lot of work that still needs to be done with the artist.
His genre is one of a kind, which makes his sound even unique, but Asake needs to do much with Lyricism and song themes. Ololade EP shows that there is room for growth for Asake, and he needs to tune up his delivery and lyricism to match the attention around him.
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