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ALBUM REVIEW: DID TIMAYA ‘UPGRADE’?

Posted by donboye on July 12, 2012 in Album reviews · 20 Comments


Arguably the self-acclaimed overseer of Bayelsa State and award-wining recording artiste ‘Timaya’ thought of upgrading his craft hence enlisted the services of four men; Yung D who starred as the producer while Vector, Attitude and Terry G makes guest appearances in his quest. Together they seek to break sound barriers in these terrains and upgrade the art of the former ‘Plantain Boy’. If you are familiar with Timaya’s music, it will be no news to you that the centre-stage is his throne and dancefloor his empire, the renovation of his empire begins with the production driven and head turning ‘Sexy Ladies’, The opening number is a testimony to the skills of the sole technician on the project talking about ‘Yung D’; the track with cause an uproar wherever it is played even though the lyrical content is low.

To accelerate the project, ‘Gingah’ is added to the process as ‘Terry G’ surfaces on ‘Malonogede’; judging from the saying, “When two elephants fight, the earth suffers”, it applies here only that the dancefloor will suffer in this scenario. The Akapo Master and the ‘All The Way’ crooner together will make you unfailingly and sexual needs are tackled in ‘Go Down Low’. You have fight the urge to move your body and carefully listen to digest the explicit lyrical content of the third track, as the singer requests for position for his pleasure. Another party aimed number ‘Bobby’, and the Duncan Mighty-eqsue ‘I’m Sorry’ where the singer admits his fault in a relationship. Boms will definitely be shaken in the sixth track and lead single ‘Bom Bom’ which is already a massive club hit.
Packaged with tons of hit & miss moments, the not so fantastic roses in the bunch include ‘Illuminati’, ‘Bolanle’, ‘Be My Honey’ and so on. Blossoming roses like the Vector assisted ‘Good Life’ and ‘Club on Fire’ tries to remedy the situation.

The ultimate question is; “Did Timaya Upgrade?” Sadly the answer is “No!”; the vocalist is still sailing in familiar waters, to make matters worse there is Yung D’s over presence in the LP which makes calling ‘Upgrade’ monotonous, an understatement. If you expected a mind-blowing ride, brace up its still the same recycled club beats and rants. Overall its a commendable album.

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  1. U are so right dear poster,its like you read my mind.

  2. True

  3. Mehn…full time Timaya still remains my idol.he sure upgraded to me nd i sincerely want to thnk yung d for d strng impact he gave 2 us on d production side.nd Timaya did his thing,pls listen very well to d lyrical content of all d tracks nd compare dem 2 his oda 3 albums den u’l undstnd dat he truly upgraded

  4. timaya don upgrade. U just tried to use logical thinking and sequence to folo d issue. Bt ur logical tinking is fallacious. Fallacy of hasty generalisation.

    Timaya Rokzzz

  5. Maybe Ogagus was too harsh and was not relaxed when he listened to this album but he spoke the truth; all the songs sound alike…. same sythns, same technique… its ovgfer bearing to listen to this album. Timaya just upgraded his his by sticking to 1 producer and it didn't pay off in the long run.

  6. Timaya did his Best vocally to impress his Audience. He came up with some new skills but he got it all wrong by consulting only one Producer to handle the whole production. Even if an agreement was pen down, YundD personally should have seek an external help. The whole beats almost sound the same. But all together the Album is a dancehall thing! #Peace.

  7. timaya has hes own style …dnt expect him to do ice prince kinda shit..dats impossible…omo leave the guy he has made money and him day impress him fans to hell wif ya hatas including the poster….i love u timaya…bt i aint gay

  8. I think timaya should have done something better than this, anyway, no point judging and killing this guy. He tried, big up man…

  9. Timaya has always been someone who make music for the dancefloor. He may be monotonous but he delivers. I, personally, didn’t believe he’d survive as far as four albums but he’s doing his ting wonderfully. Show me how many artiste who are diverse in their music have gone dis far. Timaya keeps heads & boms shaking & i appreciate that. Kudos to my man, TIMAYA!!!

  10. Timaya keep it up.

  11. Abeg make unah leave ma broda 4 me oooo, d guy is a dancehall king, abeg make unah listen i have it den pass on 2 malonogede mr poster pls if u dn’t hv ears abeg go borrow cus dis all d way crooner has realli upgraded, jst take a peep on d forma albums n listen closely 2 dis 1 u will realli see dat ma broda timaya has realli realli upgraded, buh d fact of sticking 2 1 producer is a little bit fossy buh anyways young d killd it, TIMAYA EBERI PAPA 1 of BAYELSA, i no go let mama no ooo.

  12. hmmmm….wether monotoneous or not e is doing his thing*moving asses in da club* criticizism is only a rum 4 more improvement*Timiya has upgraded 4rm so mch seif esteem to d real dancehall roller n e is likely to upgrade more n more in differential, he got wat it takes* big ups Man* am ur fan 4 life Egbere PAPA 1 of south south* nofin do yu*pinpoint onpoint*

  13. Dis album is timaya best album,fyi hw many nigerian artist can boost of four albums in six years,all haters go to hell

  14. Dear writer,been a musician in nigeria entails knwing wat the nigerian audience wnts.and the average nigerian music follower wnts to dance,not concerned wit lyrics.timaya will continue to dominate bcos he is aware of this.kudos to timaya ,nigerians only wnts to dance,only a few wnts to listen to lyrics.

  15. Timaya sure knows how to spic up the dance floor. He did so with this album. He will always let you know he is not too brilliant but brilliant with his delivery. 8 over 10 for popularity

  16. Fuck all those who hate d EGBERI PUPSY 1 OF Bayelsa, haters be warn, beware, or d fire of Tamara (GOD) will Consume u all.

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