On the stage of Afrobeats culture, or Nigerian contemporary music to be exact, one can testify that talent alone is not enough to make waves in the industry. But with vocal expressions like Lojay’s, it just might be!
Lojay showboats his repertoire of skills that back up his amazing voice in this EP ‘Gangster Romantic’. He not only cements his style of music, but reaffirms this conception of being a hopeless romantic in his songs.
YAHWEH, the first song on the EP drifts away from the godly reverence. The focal point of this fierce devotion is Lojay and he wants it as sensual as it gets. The beat reflects the intensity of his feeling – heavy. The strong bass and sharp percussion compels his lover along with the lines “give me devotion properly…”.
Relapsing to old love is a feeling many know all too well. Lojay is no exception and on IYD, he relays his feelings in a desperate cry to understand if he should be seeking closure or not.
CANADA injects the pacy vibes of Amapiano, a musical style that is characterized by its ability to get every head nodding and this song is no different. Percussions, jazz synths and a heavy bass, aided by DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small, Lojay explores more into the South African genre once again.
MOTO and LEADER preluded this EP, but hearing their inclusion felt like a new feeling altogether.
Lojay draws curtains on the EP with more Amapiano on AVAILABU. Gangster Romantic comes well received just like his previous EP, LV N ATTN, and these impressive pieces foreshadow Lojay’s ever growing skill as a musician, it’s only a matter of when do we get an album at the moment.
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