Hard on the heels of the release of his latest single Sere, Afro-Pop and Dancehall sensation, Olakira unveils an incredible journey of sound in his next musical chapter chronicled in his EP titled 4Play.
Strong, sensual and powerful are the words used to describe the musical genius in this EP. With producers ranging from SterryO, Drumatik, Simba Tagz, Mr Kamera, Qasebeatz, TBoy DaFlame and Olakira himself and features from Tanzanian songstress, Zuchu, South African musicians, Sho Madjozi and Moonchild Sanelly, 4Play is auditory gold!
Olakira‘s EP which opens with the fan favourite Sere featuring Tanzania’s Zuchu, offers four beautifully crafted songs and two bonus tracks. Gotchu is the second track of the EP; produced by Drumatik, a love song through and through dipped in a splash of Highlife, about reassurance and dedication to one’s love; This is a simple melody that boasts of a truly beautiful song, strongly tipped to be another fan favourite.
With Hot Night, the internationally recognized Shinning Star changes gear and switches things up while in Call On Me which features Sho Madjozi, Olakira shows his production skills alongside TBoy DaFlame in rhythms from the south of the continent akin to Master KG‘s Jerusalema and Yvonne ChakaChaka‘s Umqombothi. The bonus tracks of this brilliant body of work are For Life and Summer Time.
4Play is indeed a confluence of African sounds and the multi-instrumentalist is the genuine article. Sung in Yoruba, Igbo, Pidgin and English, Olakira brings African sounds together in rich melodies that echo the heartbeat of the Motherland.
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