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REVIEW; Burna Boy and Wizkid’s Ballon D’or Is Blessed With Hype! Spectacular Beat, and ‘Wack’ Lyrics

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Burna and Wizkid have a new song together- Ballon D’OR and if we are being honest, the song is wack, lacks Champion qualities.

BALLON D’OR” wasn’t what I and many expected from two Grammy winners- Burna Boy and Wizkid. With the way they are aggressively hyping the song on social media, You’d expect it to sound better and be bigger than Essence, which will obviously be retaining its title as the biggest song in Africa.

When Burna Boy announced at Wizkid’s Sold Out O2 show that he and Wizkid have a song together, we thought he was capping. I mean, it’s Burna Boy and it will not be the first time he will be using Wizkid’s platform to chase clout.

Burna Ballon D'or

However, they went ahead to release the song and I would have preferred it if Burna Boy was just chasing clout and there was actually no song. Two words to describe B. D’OR – Trash, A big Disappointment.

From the cover art to the lyrics and flow, it was a major turn off. There are certain songs that at first listen you don’t like, second listen you start warming up to the song, Third listen you are humming the song, but Ballon D’OR at the fourth listen had me switching to the next song.

It recked of disappointment. Compared to ‘Ginger’ which surprisingly didn’t receive the recognition it deserves because most people hated it, it gets a solid 100 when compared to Ballon D’OR.

Wizkid Burna Boy Ballon D'or

B. D’OR isn’t what people expected from the Grammy men. The lyrics didn’t inspire anyone, it won’t even inspire the African Giant and Machala. With the wack lyrics, it feels like Burna rushed the song and just wanted to drop a single before 2022. But on a serious note why didn’t he ask his close pals and music critics if the song is worthy to be heard.

A social media user said The song might have been the official anthem of the prestigious football award- Ballon D’OR if they had sung along the line of inspiration and maybe told their individual stories. But no, they decided to sing about drugs and weed, Wizkid sang about women, not impressing others who no-win Grammy. Yes, Burna talked about Messi, but what were the other things you heard in the song?

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The only thing that might make you want to listen to B. D’or is be the beats and obviously Wizkid’s verse. Yes, sad to admit that the beat of the song is mad, groovy, catchy and fun. It clearly confirms what a Twitter user did said producers reserving only the best beats for Burna Boy and Wizkid because they know what to do with it. Too bad only Wizkid utilised this one well.

Putting inspirational lyrics one side, Wizkid’s verse on the song was mad- fire!. His vocals blended in with the beats, he delivered his part well.

Wizkid FC and Burna Boy fans will never agree the song is wack because they want to oppress 30BG and Davido, but I will tell you the truth, it’s wack.

RATING – 2.5 Stars (half of 5)

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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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“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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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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