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ALBUM : MAYORKUN – BACK IN OFFICE [Album Download]

The Mayor Of Lagos got Himself “Back In Office” for the second term.

Mayorkun BIO Album Tracklisting
Tracklisting

On his long overdue sophomore album, Mayorkun blends influences from across Africa’s regions into a coherent body of work. From the East African lyrics on “Nakupenda” to the Southern African rhythms of the title track, he varies his sonics with an accomplished dexterity. “I wanted to play around with different sounds but with Afro fused in it,” Mayorkun tells Apple Music. “I still do Yoruba and local Naija wordplay, but I was going for Afrofusion.” Along with its varied aural framework, the album incorporates a range of moods and themes. “I’m heavily influenced by my environment,” he says. “I feel like I had to master peace to make this. I had to be OK before I made this album.” Covering affirmation, catharsis, social commentary, and gratitude, Mayorkun (Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel) talks us through the album, track by track.

“Soldier Boy”
“I made this song for myself. At that point, I had some things going on and was going through the most. I needed to talk to myself. I think, with the kind of person I am, most people don’t see when I’m sad. Everybody thinks I’m incapable of sadness and I’m having fun every day. Sometimes sadness makes you forget who you really are. I just reminded myself that I have my family, mum, and dad around me to let me know that it’s gonna be OK. I needed this song to remind me of that.”

“Back in Office”
“When I made these songs, I needed them to make a statement and let people know The Mayor is back—kinda bragging. This was one of the last songs I recorded on the album. Africans like to dance, and I think that’s why Nigerians love amapiano. The heavy drums and percussion are what we like over here.”

“Freedom”
“I think, with this new album, I tried to change people’s perceptions about my music a little. People think I make fun music for people to just dance to. If you listen to songs like ‘Freedom,’ I’m really in my renaissance bag, feeling like I was in slave times. I’m talking about feeling like a Black man in bondage trying to get free. When it’s freedom time…you have to do whatever you have to do.”

Let Me Know
“Fun fact: This song is about three years old. For some reason, my manager loves this song so much, so we added it to the album.”

“Desire” [Mayorkun & Gyakie]
“Gyakie has that song ‘Forever,’ which I’m a big fan of. When I was recording, I found out she was in Lagos, and I was working on this particular song. We did, like, two or three songs and I really liked this one.”

“No Strings Attached” [Mayorkun & Joeboy]
“This song is just a Lagos club anthem…I’m just talking about everything that goes down in the clubs!”

Holy Father” [Mayorkun & Victony]
“Victony is very talented, and he came up with this idea. I felt like he was talking to a girl, and it sounded like he was likening her to God in a way. Like, how you surrender—that’s what you do to God. So, I just tried to play around with that on my verses and flip it.”

“Nakupenda”
“This song is an East African jam, and I spoke Swahili in it. I worked with Napji, who also produced ‘FEM’ for Davido. He actually helped me with the Swahili…I don’t know how he knows it! I had to call a South African producer to touch it up when we were done. It had a very Afropop sound, and I needed the log drums.”

“Feel Am” [Mayorkun & Flavor]
“I’ve been wanting to do a song with Flavor for the longest time and never got the perfect tune. I’m saying, ‘If you don’t like this song, I don’t care because people in Liberia and Ghana are gonna love this song.’”

“Piece of Mind”
“It took me about three months to get this title, ’cause I made the song and was just pouring my mind out. There was a period where I was very sad and really in a bad space. For artists, when we can’t drop music, it’s like you’ve just cut off our legs, ’cause that’s what we like to do. I figured that I was giving out a piece of my mind.”

“Jay Jay” [Mayorkun & DJ Maphorisa]
“‘Jay Jay’ is a great song produced by and featuring Maphorisa. Big shout-out to him. It was recorded in South Africa, where I linked up with Maphorisa and the song just happened. When I got to his apartment, he was already working on the beat. I got in, vibed, and he loved it. If you listen to the beat, you’ll understand why it had to be on the album.”

“Oluwa”
“I wrote this song during the End SARS protest [in late 2020]. We were on the ground, and I could see that people are really suffering. We don’t say anything because of who we are, but people are actually suffering. I had a point of reflection again at that time to give thanks for what I have. I’m giving thanks, appreciating my current situation, even if it’s also not the best.”

MUSIC : FIOKEE – FOLLOW YOU ft CHIKE | GYAKIE [Mp3 Download]

The talented Instrumentalist made his way through a wonderful music project once again featuring melodious and lyricist in the like of Chike and Gyakie.

Baby know that I’m not crazy/ You know that I’m not lazy/ I will follow you anywhere that you want to go/ And I will let the whole world know that I am in love with you,” the heartwarming chorus from Chike captures the essence of the song, which peels into layers of love professions and honest assurances between lovers. Joined by the Ghanaian songbird Gyakie, then laced with Fiokee’s soulful guitar renditions, the track crescendos from the middle right down to the end, as a well-enjoyed meal relished with cold soda. Talented producer, Deyasso who also produced some songs off Chike’s debut ‘Boo of the Booless’, creates a soft-groove harmony that illuminates the vocal prowess of each of the singers while balancing them at the core.

With ‘Follow You’, Fiokee continues to shape his discography with evergreen songs following his earlier releases this year such as Cut Soap, amongst others, have spotlighted the guitar prodigy as one of the most talented acts in the industry currently. Having worked with the likes of Tiwa Savage, Davido, Teni, Mercy Chinwo, Flavour, Yemi Alade, amongst others, he has also created a hit-laden portfolio that leaves you exclaiming like his signature song-openers, “Oh my God, Fiokee!”.

While the Chike and Gyakie feature is a no-brainer for an exceptional love anthem, it is definitely an amazing selection that breathed life into this melody. Chike, earlier this year, also released a cover of Gyakie’s hit-single, Forever, which heightened anticipation of a duet between the two singers. 

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INTRO : GYAKIE – FOREVER (extended edit) ft. OMAH LAY [Mp3 Download]

Checkout Gyakie featuring Omah Lay Forever extended edit by DJ Jamsmyth.

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MUSIC : GYAKIE – FOREVER ft OMAH LAY [Mp3 Download]

Gyakie vibes with Naija’s Omah Lay For A Banging Remix To Her Hit Single – “FOREVER”.

Ghanaian new rave and hot music sensation, Gyakie has just released a bubbly remix to her chart-topping single “Forever” in collaboration with Naija’s next rated superstar, Omah Lay. Listen HERE!

Gyakie debuted on the music scene in 2019. Erstwhile, she had only been known as the daughter to Ghanaian high life music legend, Nana Acheampong who was one-half of the famous Lumba Brothers. Having borne witness to the building of a successful legacy during her formative years, she’s now put all that training into practice to become a certified superstar today.

In what might seem like a short while, Gyakie has released high-impact music including; ‘Love Is Pretty’ (2019), ‘Never Like This’ (2019) and ‘Sor Mi Wu’ featuring Bisa Kdei (2020) to mention a few, all of which embody the characteristic of a deep soul. Not only does Gyakie sing so sweetly, there’s an evidence of heart and raw emotion to captivate listeners. She is combining her skill and versatility in communicating the African sound and using that to shape cultural norms – as in her breakthrough project, the SEED EP whose underlying message is happiness.

The reception for SEED EP was incredible as it was massive too. It catapulted Gyakie to continental consciousness amassing 11 million cumulative streams across DSPs till date. Also, the focus track “Forever” recorded a streak of wins; it peaked at #1 in Nigeria and Ghana on the music charts, and continued its takeover assignment across Africa on platforms like Apple Music & iTunes, Billboard, Shazam, Triller and YouTube.

With this remix featuring Omah Lay, Gyakie will continue her valiant strides while using this motherland association to further solidify her status as the next takeover star from Africa whose eyes are set beyond the Atlantic embankment.

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