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TX REVIEW: Wanted + Adaobi + Olu In Brazil

Posted by Tyler on June 5, 2014 in Editorial, News · 19 Comments


This week on “TX Review” we put the spotlight on Tiwa Savage’s “Wanted”, The Mavins’ “Adaobi” and Olu Maintain’s “Olu In Brazil” as our jury analyze and criticize the tracks.

The verdicts below!

Tiwa Savage – Wanted

Funke’s Verdict

The track, Wanted is absolutely brilliant. The song with its reggae feel has Tiwa spouting about being hot enough to be a murderess and sought after.

In the video, apart from her near nudeness which is admittedly a break from the norm in Nigeria (which I have no problem with) there was nothing spectacular about her performance. That she was going with the sex appeal angle in passing her message across is understandable, BUT she could have done a lot better. There are few female artistes I know who can get away with such blatant crotch grabbing and sadly Tiwa is not among. She came across as trying too hard to be sexy with the “come do me” look and lack of fluidity in her body movement made more obvious by her solo performance.

I find myself wishing she had stuck to a Kelly Rowland-like sizzling sex appeal, playful sexiness akin to Rihanna or Beyonce’s fierceness. It seemed like she was trying to combine the three and she mucked it up.

Nonetheless, I admire Tiwa’s courage in coming up with a concept quite different from the usual and I especially like the ending where did the New York statue of liberty thingy. The video just didn’t live up to expectations.

Rating: 2/5

Jimmy’s Verdict

The energetic Tiwa Savage recently dropped a video for her song Wanted. The song is a blend of raga and pop which was beautifully delivered with a nice flow. The video kind of blew our mind because of the sexuality and almost nude appearance portrayed in it. The video was clean with little prop and costume which saw Tiwa Savage dressed in a body suit revealing all her curves and figures. She is sometimes compared with Beyonce because of her erotic dance moves. The talented artiste stunned us and was able to keep us glued to screen. Although more was expected from the video, it wasn’t a bad attempt.

Rating: 3/5


The Mavins – Adaobi ft. Don Jazzy, Di’Ja, Korede Bello & Rekado Banks

Funke’s Verdict

Most people hadn’t even gotten over Dorobucci when the Mavin gang hit us with yet another track that promises to be a hit. Featuring Don Jazzy and the new Mavin recruits Aphrodija, Korede Bello and Reekado Banks, the 4 minutes 20 seconds track entitled “Adaobi” has more of a highlife feel which came out just right.

The superb beat goes straight to the blood stream and though it’s your generic “female body shaking” song, I like the spin they put on it which made the song fresh. Reekado did a wonderful job and I could feel some Wiz kid-kind of vibes in his voice.

Don Jazzy’s Igbo part was top-notch and I’m sure all the Adaobi’s would only be too eager to shake their body with the way he belts out “Adaobi”. Aphrodija’s Fuji-like Yoruba rendition was not bad at all. In all, it was an impressive one.

Jimmy Verdict

After the release of Dorobucci by the entire Mavins’ crew which became a national anthem all over the country. They also got the right platform to introduce their latest signings; Korede Bello, Reekado Banks and Dija. The release of their new song Adaobi which also features their three new acts, was a fair attempt for them to create a name for themselves because the song wasn’t good enough compared to their previous song Dorobucci. Don Jazzy the man with the magic finger did a good job on the beat, but the song doesn’t have that commercial appeal to become a hit song.

Rating: 2.5/5


Olu Maintain – Olu In Brazil

Funke’s Verdict

The makosa beat draws one’s attention immediately. Olu Maintain’s Olu in Brazil is basically a song about a guy planning on having the time of his life in Brazil.

While the beat of the song is nice enough, the voice didn’t sound very much like Olu Maintain. Perhaps the auto tune is to blame. Obviously inspired by the upcoming world cup in Brazil, the song lacked content as we kept hearing the same thing over and over.

One thing of note about Olu Maintain though, is that he is one of the few Nigerian artistes that sing whatever he wants without caring about how it is accepted. I wouldn’t put this track on repeat though.

Rating: 1/5

Jimmy Verdict

Olu Maintain the Yahoozee crooner always comes up with surprises each time he releases a new song. The song ‘’Olu In Brazil’’ was obviously released because of the FIFA World Cup holding in Brazil. Nice Makosa beat that would make you dance but the content of the song isn’t good enough for someone of his status. Though the song isn’t up to his standard, it still has catchy hooks with a lot of repetition that might eventually grow to become a house hold song.

Rating 2/5

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  1. Xcuse me who’s this jimmy guy? Tell me what you mean by standard when you are into music, you think the kind of music you made has to do with your standard as an artist? Cut the crap mean that’s total BS

  2. Who the fuck is jimmy and Funke??

  3. Tiwa is great wit d vid, adaobi is fair enuf and olu is phucked up

  4. Hu is jimmy nd Funke?give me a break

  5. Nice verdicts by funke and jimmy but I totally disagree with funke’s rating of tiwa’s Wanted..

  6. I totally concur with the verdict of the judges

  7. Hmmm. Nice concept. Funke sounds more vast in music than Jimmy. She analyses indepth while jimmy just goes with the layman’s point. Nice work. I guess Adaobi came out too soon cos the Dorobucci song became a doro hit and while people stil basked in its aftermath adaobi was dropped and dorobucci killing its popularity. Olu maintain has always targetted The rave of the moment to make a song but I guess it hasn’t worked for him since the Yahoozee Fluke. Tiwa savage cuts across to many as a fore runnner in music now and has taken a whole new approach to video shooting in nigeria, but to me she has always forced her sexiness, rather than makin it come naturally, just like holding a gun to seduce me, I’d definitely get more distracted than aroused. She shd make it flow from within. Big ups fam

    • Tunde daniel I feel u jare!!!

  8. Abeg who is this funke and she rated olu in Brazil 1/5 that because you have never been to a studio. nice vocals from olu maintain. and for tiwa savage wanted video that’s unique. if you have a problem with nudity go hang for wire. we are in the 21St century sex sells. that why nobody knows you jimmy and funke

  9. Its not easy to be @ d top so is better if we appreciate their good works and if you don’t like their songs don’t download it..peace

  10. Its not easy to be @ d top so is better if we appreciate their good works and if you don’t like their songs don’t download it..peace

  11. Do you tooxclusive idiots just sit & choose to write the same things using different words? I mean, what’s the point of having 2 or 3 people review songs with the same things in each? I’d rather read one which means the other idiots won’t even get a chance to have their work read. Such a waste of time. You’re all just confused & retarded individuals.


  13. Dey all did well we jst ve to mk dem do me

  14. It is just a pity top artist like olu maintain is doing this… Stealing d song would av been better but also the vocal!!!??? This is bad. This is a dr. Vee song. Y’all can check him out.

  15. Verdict??can’t stop laughing……..itz. Wack cos that Adaobi is a nice song

  16. Not that “Adaobi” wasn’t good enough. I think its the popularity of “Dorobucci” that possibly wouldn’t let it be heard… If you ask me, “Adaobi” was released too soon…

  17. I think your verdict on the Adaobi is totally wrong. Im directing this to Jimmy. The song is absolutely wonderful. its requested on every radio station. That song should not be rated less than a 4 over 5.

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