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This An Established Fact, Davido Produces The Best – Review



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For Davido Production Is Always 5 Star, The Standard Must Never Drops – The Best Video Review

The Review, Creating a beautiful sound in a dark studio is one thing, translating that music to an appropriate video is another thing, Davido ’s “The Best” featuring Mayorkun is a song from his 2020 album “A Better Time” 2020.

When this song became a favourite an almost outshine the buzzing song “FEM” at that time and also position Mayorkun as a gifted artist, It is no brainer that a video for the song will be released. Making an appearance is the legendary Wande Coal and it’s directed by Dammy Twitch.

The video opens to a cool scenery of nature and then we see a Samaria which is obviously The Mayor Of Lagos Mayorkun. Immediately following suits are clips of Sumaria life that we would see as the music video on folds.

As I watched I wondered why Davido and Dammy Twitch will choose to channel Samurai and Ninja life. There is the risk of cultural appropriation and the obvious fact that this song doesn’t talk about any of the obvious values of Samurai living. As I watched the video in mute, I saw a story of a young man (Mayorkun) in search of something, he finds it but he has to fight for it. At his first attempt he gets beaten up, then he goes to get the required skill to be a better fighter. He comes to a grand patron (Davido) who teaches him and he goes back to fight and this time he wins simply because he learnt from the best.

Nwannem I come from the ghetto” somehow this line makes me see the video in another light. Somehow the Samurai culture is appropriate. Blame the movies I have watched but in some of them the Samurai kid often comes from a place of low standing (standard) in the society and later becomes the hero. Mayorkun the kid from the ghetto with a scroll in hand, is on a journey in search of something, a girl I presume. This girl represents Mayorkun’s musical desire, as we see in the video that she holds a trumpet. Upon seeing that the girl is the exact replica of what is on his scroll {his desire) he starts talking to her. When Mayorkun shows her the scroll she begins to play as if Mayorkun showed her a music sheet. This further interprets Mayorkun’s desire to “blow” in the industry. He met with a challenge almost immediately. A group of karate kids punches him. These Karate kids can be said to be other music acts in the industry who feel Mayorkun can not come from behind and start having big talks or big dreams. Which is the every other day story of life. You find what you want and then many issues come your way which makes you want to quit and farther but if you stay on the grind without giving up and true to yourself with a good mentor then you emerge the best. Mayorkun meets Davido who takes him under his wings and teaches him everything “You see I learnt from the best o (the best), Davido, sho get o

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Davido and Mayorkun The Best Music Video Review

The costume for this video was well executed. The Geisha dressing, Samurai with his sheath sword and Karate robe and the Asian conical hat costume was done right. The colour chosen was right with the theme of the Japanese Samurai. There was no overlapping of Japanese and Chinese writing in the inscriptions that surrounded the scenery in the video and very importantly the songs and mouthing of words were in sync.

Watching a video without any form of male gaze in today’s world of Buss It and Silhouette Challenge is quite refreshing. There is not one scene of unnecessary nudity or sexual charged dance. I wonder if this is a new trend Davido is trying to set judging from “Fem” and “Jowo”, music videos. If it is, I would like to say it is one that is refreshingly welcomed.

With an unending contention of who the best in the industry is, it is quite important that Davido sets himself as the grand patron and not a man in the battle field, a subtle well crafted way of saying he is above the playing field of comparison. He trains the apprentice well so that at his one punch, whoever doubted his abilities gets on the floor. To be honest Mayorkun is a gifted artist and his music upon release almost throws out whatever song is trending. Davido’s desire to see Mayorkun become the very best that he can be, I guess is what inspired the song and its title. This is the story of Mayorkun and not necessarily Davido calling himself “The Best”. When Mayorkun got back to the same field where he was sent out upon entry, he is no longer the shy kid, he is not unsure, he is now dressed right and ready to battle.

This video also says Mayorkun under Davido’s tutelage will soon clear the big wigs and stand tall as a legend. I appreciate that this song was not Mayorkun featuring Davido because it would have been interpreted as Mayorkun being conceited.

This video is a clean crisp well edited creation of Davido and Dammy Twitch. Davido has been known to give good music videos to his studio creation and he is not slowing down. The storyline of the video and the lyrical content was a good match and I believe Davido’s intentions for this song was well captured. This video does deserve a 5 out of 5 stars.

The Best Music Video Reviewed by Chioma Onyefuosaonu 

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‘Question’… Has Burna Boy Lost Local Acceptance Just To Stride Global Fame?



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‘Question’ by Burna Boy evokes massive nostalgia, taking us all back to easier times…

Months after a celebratory win at the Grammy Awards, Damini Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy drops his second solo single of 2021, “Question“. A sneer at naysayers who still can’t reconcile Odogwu being one of Africa’s greatest music export.

An easy hit with one of the biggest music moguls out of Africa in the last decade, Don Jazzy.

Question is a melodious number that reminds you of how playful Burna can be when he’s not making socially conscious music.

If there’s one thing that’s always been lacking in Damini’s music since he hit commercial success, it’s local acceptance.

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In order to stride the corridors of fame, and enjoy global successes, Burna Boy has constantly alienated his audience. He’s dedicated himself to creating the kind of music that’s taken him across the ocean in the past three years and now that he brings one of the most credible African producers on ‘Question’, it is clear that Burna Boy may care for his local audience more than he cares to admit.

In the last couple of years since Burna Boy hit global success, he’s been very open about how much he’s had to struggle with acceptance from his core audience here in Nigeria, and to be honest numerous fans have equally come out to express the same. Opining that Nigerians never really supported him until the rest of the world did.

This is Damini Ogulu’s claim to fame. An unapologetic aim at the stars with his spaceship vehicle. A never settle mindset that’s earned him a Grammy, despite pessimists around him telling him the otherwise would happen because of his attitude.

Burna Boy Question Don Jazzy

Question is a really good song. But it does feel like Burna boy hanging on to echoes of an audience that refuses to really hear his pain, hear his anxiety, hear his genius.

Yes, Don Jazzy definitely props anyone up when it comes to street credibility. He may not have as much as Olamide does, but he’s got enough when combined with overall influence, enough to make almost everyone with a project knock on his doorstep for one final hearing.

Life itself is one big question that we all answer everyday, so the dominant satiric value of the song, was retained from start to finish. As an average human, you’re faced daily with questions you don’t have answers to.

So what happens when it’s time for Don Jazzy to answer a question like “When you go win Grammy?” He laughs, shrugs it off, and dances about it on a Burna Boy joint that’s got the whole country questioning everything they know about themselves.

So ask yourself these few questions;

Does Question sound like another Global hit? (Cue in the chorus)

Why’s Burna Boy consistently trying to make music for his ‘non-paying audience’? (Cue in the chorus)

It’s a really cool song. But as a solo single that wets our appetite while expecting his post-Grammy album? That’s a question I’m not very motivated to answer.

Rating 6/10.

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Fxlix The Dream featuring Mr Legend & Kali-G RFE -“Ride Dolo 2” Preview



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“Ride Dolo 2” Preview

Following the success of “Ride Dolo” with the single hitting 5k streams on Audiomack and gradually approaching 1k streams on SoundCloud; Mr. Legend gets a co-sign from American Sound Cloud Sensation Kali-G RFE Fxlix The Dream featuring Mr Legend & Kali-G RFE -"Ride Dolo 2" Preview 20  who opted to gift the YENTOWN rapper a free verse for the remix of the Smash single.

Talk about collaborations, the song is the first of its Kind, at least in 2021 as we know it. A Producer/ Artist collaboration.
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FXLIX the Dream, a young and Promising Producer who has love for Hip hop and yearning for the world to hear his work hit up Mr. Legend
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a couple months ago and the 2 got their interests aligned and they sure made magic. Mr. Legend is known for his collaborations and beautiful work relationship with like minds in the Music scene, from releasing his Debut Single with Kvng KiLa and Tobi Rein, to his debut Duo Tape with Kvng KiLa. He’s worked with the likes of King Jamadi, Gee Real, She’x Jay, Benbizzy, Bravoprinz, Chiff Timz, Pakiss 10, Atibo to mention but a few. Mr. Legend just does things different. His recent collaboration with DMO on his sequel Single “Under Pressure II” shows his beautiful synergy and versatility.

No doubt working with Kali-G RFE wouldn’t be anything else.
This is a win-win for the 775 as both our young producer and rapper gets collaboration from a SoundCloud sensation. Hip hop is alive.

The release date for this remix is set for June 1st, 2021 and we anticipate with excitement and hope for more international collaborations.

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Listen to the Original Song “Ride Dolo” as you get a picture of what to expect from the remix.



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Music Preview: Fxlix The DREAM -“Ride Dolo” Feat Mr Legend



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( Music Preview ) Fxlix The DREAM -“Ride Dolo” Feat Mr Legend

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Coming next on #Beatafrika is RIDE DOLO by Nigerian anonymous producer Fxlix The DREAM which features #UnderPressure crooner Mr Legend.

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Fxlix The DREAM has been working undercover for a while now but decided to dish out this great sound which was produced by himself, he has been making hot instrumentals for most of the musc artists we’ve been listening to.


#RIDEDOLO Is about the struggle and pressure most artists face without a label or management, these dudes Mr Legend x Fxlix The DREAM has been working sleeplessly to make it out the streets without bothering anybody.


#RIDEDOLO simply means #RidingSoloMr Legend

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More aboutFxlix The DREAMbelow

My name is Felix Anesah , Also known as Fxlix The DREAM from Bayelsa State, Southern Ijaw LGA. I’m a hip-hop, trap producer,  I started making beats in 2018, Then I  started selling and sending out beats in 2019. The first official song I produced was “On This Wave” by EXO and B-Raps which was released November 2019, I also featured on the “OMOEBIEKURU” project by M_style with production credits on Track 1 “OMOEBIEKURU ” and Track 4 “My Own”.  So far I’ve produced a lot of songs for artists like M_Style, Yung Riis,Mav3, Remmy, YB Nagy, EXO, Ocean Rock, KvngKila, Mr. Legend Etc.
My beats are basically different from anything ever heard from this part of the world as I hope to share my sound with everyone.

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Fxlix The DREAM -“Ride Dolo” Feat Mr Legend release date: April 1st #StayTuned….

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