ALBUM REVIEW: DAVIDO – O.B.O: THE GENESIS – “TALE OF THE SON OF A RICH MAN”

Posted by donboye on July 24, 2012 in Album reviews · 30 Comments



 ALBUM REVIEW: DAVIDO   O.B.O: THE GENESIS   TALE OF THE SON OF A RICH MANDavido

David Adeleke popularly known as Davido impacted the Nigerian music arena with his first major single and became a household name in less than a year. This feat is anything but easy to accomplish; arguably the not so fantastic singer has his music deeply rooted in hearts of fans and critics alike and the plot thickens with the release of his suggestive titled debut LP “Omo Baba Olowo: The Genesis” a.k.a “O.B.O: The Genesis”.

Unlike the Bible, ‘All of You’ make up for the opening minutes of the book. Conceivably packed with subliminal messages as the artiste sings “…My manger is bigger than… HKN is is better than… All of you”; yet David still found a way to hit a commendable score. The second chapter is the self-produced debut single of the singer with a guest appearance from Naeto C where David rants about ‘Back When’ he was broke and it is arguably my favourite track of the LP.

I cannot endorse this as the new school music nevertheless Davido, Sina Rambo & B-Red teams up for the disappointing ‘New School Things’. Davido makes up for the slack time with the suggestive ‘Video’ enriched with a groovy mid-tempo production credited to Maleek Berry, still the lyrics of the song is conflicting. On ‘Sade’ Davido tries to flex with weak vocal chords and the adjective ‘weak’ sums up the track but shines on ‘Ekuro’. HKN’s gang Sina Rambo appearances in ‘No Visa’ and ‘Overseas’ are also a let down, you find the duo ranting about riches et al and not doing a good job at it; also B-Red surfaces on ‘Enter The Red’. With money comes fake friends, we are happy that Davido and Kay Switch realize that in ‘Dollars in the Bank’.

It is safe to say he saved the best for last as the final moments of Davido’s O.B.O showed promise and possible climax of the tale with numbers like the 2Face assisted ‘For You’, the J-Sleek produced winner ‘Mary Jane’, the Dokta Frabz produced ‘Feel Alright’ with vocal credits to Ice Prince as they talk about the rollercoaster nature of their relationship with weed and the smash hit ‘Dami Duro’ which propelled the singer’s career to another level. The last chapter is ‘Bless You’ which features May-D, and sees the rich boy assisted by the dark-skinned vocalist appreciating and expressing gratitude to God for his blessings, well everyone loves a song with a hint of spirituality.

The tale of the song of a rich man fails to match up the momentum built before it hereby we are faced with a bunch of so-so mid-tempo tunes degraded by sub-standard vocal technique notwithstanding currency notes ensured that the production is stellar still the O.B.O: The Genesis falls short of expectation but there is room for improvement.

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CREDITS
Artiste- Davido
Album- Omo Baba Olowo: The Genesis
Features – Naeto C, B-Red, Sina Rambo, May D, 2Face
Idibia, Kay Switch and Ice Prince Zamani
Producers- Shizzi, Jay Sleek, Maleek Berry, Gospel, Spellz, Dokta Frabz, Davido and Theory Soundz
Label – HKN Music (2012)

 

 



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  1. @kingbeejay abi oooooo ; his album deserves 2 be a 3start album

  2. @David I support you 100%…..3 star for d album

  3. Hmmm……I think I sense jealousy for the guy…..no one is perfect..
    ……nice work Davido but you should try and improve on ur lyrics and ur voice

    • yes oh!! he shld do dat

  4. I naagod

  5. I keep wonderin why y’all hate ; d album ws Good even Davido himself sed ” my album cn be sed 2 be good nd manageable” so u critics cn criticise bt remember ; if u dnt buy his album or if u do ; it aDds nun 2 him ; btw if y’all broke ass niggaz had money ; u wud all flunt it lyk bastards ; I’ll grade his album a 3star album ; nd it ws up2 ma expectation

  6. Why did Tooxclusive give 3 stars and half after rating the album poor? He deserves 2 stars most. Don’t be soft on a nigga who is too proud of his silver spoon status

  7. He thinks money buys talent huh? With an album as mediocre as this, he would realised that even though the industry is filled with wanksters he sure can not reap where he did not sow. Bring on another album definitely not dis one.

  8. This review is soooo explicit! I like!

  9. This review, in my opinion, is not analytic enough. It simply towed the line of social public rants and inuendos. No doubt Davido didn’t live up to expectation but I expect a sincere critic of the album, not a judgement.

  10. #word

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