Why settle for one when you can have two? Smada understands the people’s needs which is why he delivered two tracks for the premium Adams experience – Papilo and Abena, the former featuring the eccentric Odumodublvck.
Smada is a Lagos-born artist and writer that belongs to Afrobeats’ latest wave of music creators. Like most new artists out of Africa, Smada is not tied to one genre of music as he explores many facets of music that he can implement into his sound genres like Indie, Alternative, Afropop e.t.c
Papilo comes in with an upbeat beat with guitars reminiscent of early traditional Igbo highlife songs. Odumodu comes in with his infectious energy we’re all too familiar with, promising to serve “Papilo” a word that could imply success from its meaning. Smada’s verse rolls off smoothly as he takes down the tempo from Odumodu by a notch; singing in a sweet R&B style. The song embodies a lavish extravagant life, a by-product of ego (Igbo for “money”).
Similar to his verse on Papilo, Abena comes as a slow R&B song complemented by a harmonious Afropop beat consisting of multiple percussion and melodies. Whoever Abena is, she must’ve worked Ghanian magic because she has him in a chokehold and Smada sings about how lovestruck he is and just how much he desires her to make for a romantic serenade track.
One element every great artist has is the ability to connect with a diverse crowd of musical tastes using their songs and so far Smada seems to be on the right track.
Summing up a day in Solomon's life would include: anime, manga, marvel breakdowns, writing and workout. If he's not doing any of these, he's either listening to indie pop or fan-boying Dominic Fike.