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ALBUM REVIEW: Reminisce – “Baba Hafusa”

Posted by TX STAFF on May 25, 2015 in Album reviews, Feature · 34 Comments


Artiste – Reminisce
Album – Baba Hafusa
Guest Appearances – Sojay, Sean Tizzle, Phyno, Olamide, Ice Prince, Vector & Sossick
Producers – Jospo, Tyrone, Sossick, Chopstix, KimzBeatz, Young John, D’Tunes & Sarz
Label – Les Roses Rouges/Edge Records (2015)

After the breaking into the music stratosphere with his debut album “Book of Rap Stories”, rising higher and digging deeper with the sophomore “Alaga Ibile”; Reminisce seeks to make a statement with his third studio album titled “Baba Hafusa”.

Did Reminisce take his sound to another plane? No! But he served a strong LP, showcasing his strengths without taking risks and growth without provoking deep emotions. “Baba Hafusa” sees Reminisce in his comfort zone from a lyrical and production view.

Digest our track-to-track review for a deeper insight;


  1. Grind feat. Sojay: “Baba Hafusa” album opener is an emotional Tyrone produced street motivation rap-sung featuring the honeyed vocals of ex-Trybe Records tenor Sojay. Now signed to Reminisce’s label, Sojay led majorly by a piano which builds up to a fuller and rich clapping instrumentation sings, “I’ve been grinding all my life yeah so that I can be better/I dey hustle everything wey I dey get yeah/I pray to God so I fit make am out here.” The dramatic instrumentation allows Reminsice to convincingly and confidently deliver his “hustle” inspired lyrics in grand style.
  2. Baba Hafusa: The album’s title track “Baba Hafusa” is the second track on the LP; it can be described as a sure head bumping and fist pumping celebratory street hip-hop banger.
  3. Saida: “Saida” is a definitely a weak link; as “Alaga Ibile” experiments with high-life once again in his discography but this time fails to deliver desired result.
  4. Skilashi: Sarz produced “Skilashi” picks up from where the second track “Baba Hafusa” left off. A slightly weaker street banger but is fated to get a party started.
  5. Gbamilago feat. Sean Tizzle: The second collaboration of “Baba Hafusa” brightens up the LP’s track-list, as Sean Tizzle joins Reminisce to create a super decent high-life cut with production credited to D’Tunes. “Gbamilago” is infectious, radio friendly and boasts a groovy instrumentation; in summary it is a potential hit.
  6. I Need A Girl: Reminisce shows depth and lyrical prowess on “I Need a Girl” as he intelligently raps about an unfaithful spouse. “I Need a Girl” is one of the exceptional tracks on LP but it would have been better he employed the services of Sojay or a seasoned vocalist on the hook instead of pushing his vocals and unpleasing the
  7. Olomoge: Another high-life inspired track that falls very far from the tree.
  8. Local Rappers feat. Olamide & Phyno: Reminisce enlists Olamide and Phyno for a massive track titled “Local Rappers” that leaves much to be desired. Created to celebrate the astounding success of indigenous hip-hop in the Nigerian music scene, “Local Rappers” features a mammoth-sized beat and hook produced by Tyrone but the trio fails woefully to deliver an iconic piece as expected.
  9. Tesojue: Reminisce shows his dirty side on “Tesojue”, the hit lead single of the album. On the attention-demanding track, the self-acclaimed layon brags about his love-making skills to impress his love interest.
  10. Alagbara feat. Sossick: Assisted by Sossick on the production side and with an enchanting hook, Reminisce takes us to the religious realm on “Alagbara”. Reminisce reminisces and acknowledges the unending nature of God’s blessing.
  11. Otiya: Finally a decent solo high-life number on “Baba Hafusa”.
  12. Kokoshi: Decent filler about the ladies to satisfy his core fans.
  13. Busayo ft. Ice Prince: Ice Prince brings the “Fire of Zamani” as he couples up with the host to deliver a banging heavy rap number titled “Busayo”. The duo exchange bars, doing it for the ladies at the same gliding on the Young John crafted beat.
  14. Nothing feat. Sojay & Vector: Sojay makes a second appearance on “Baba Hafusa” alongside Vector on the mid-tempo “Nothing”. The Sarz production ensures that the trio shines.
  15. Outro: The beat of the closing number is sick. Nonetheless Remi closes the LP as he thanks the fans, gives Sojay a shout-out and tells the listener to expect his fourth album soon.
  16. Let It Be Known feat. Sojay: A stellar cut with Sojay found at the wrong place at the wrong time.



Reviewed by Ogaga Sakpaide [ @Ogagus ]

Ogaga Sakpaide is a music enthusiast and digital public relations expert.

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  1. Dirty yoruba rapper’s….God bless sarkodie

    • Fool what do u no

    • Leave that piece of ghanaian shit he knows nothing

  2. I luv u joo

  3. guy i feel u die

  4. why would you criticize this hard work from
    babahafusa… I’d have respected your views but calling Local rappers where he featured ola and phyno a failure then I see the writer is sick upstairs… Alaga RULE on you are unstoppable

    • I fill babahafusa alaga

  5. Alaga Ibile Baba Hafa just love your lyrics on the Grind tract featuring Sojay .

  6. Hahaha~i fill u phynofino~rushing u like d new 2pac~shout out to ur main nigga too, olamide~fuck d rest

  7. Local rapper was d bomb abegi..Mr writer are u ok

  8. We are all entitled to our thoughts and comments. Mr writer you are a critic. How can you say he failed in the third track- saida. The album is an A1 for me.

  9. alaga ibile u r ma main man i like u die… u r ma numba 1 on ma list.. ur rap ur lyrics is always sense making nd always giv me inspiration.. alaga ibile walatalahi u r b best in yoruba rapper… i luv , like u die…… fuck hater awon olofo KKA

  10. even if I dnt hear Yoruba, I njoy dis dude song. u rock!!!

  11. mumu writer,local rapper is a monster hit dy all delivered on the track

  12. omo na die oooo

  13. The writer is somehow right on local rappers, i was expecting something strong, but instead the combo ended weak, not that it is not interesting, but cant be compared to phyno and olamide #ghostmode dt was epic

  14. Reminisce actually deliver on this album, the guy is good at what he does

  15. He inspired me nd dat song called skilashi

  16. Local Rapper has been a banger.. Starting from the beat to the delivery and their interconnection flows….. I solely disagree with the writer.

  17. alaga ibile baba hafusa i dey feel ur hot rap……

  18. Tooxclusive ur reviews are rubbish…..please stop ur album reviews, it disappoints

    • If to say I never hear the album now, I for don believe all this $hit and this is not the first time that they be reviewing rubbish

  19. Bab hafusa is the best

  20. Baba hafusa is the best

  21. I cant understand y sum1 will say local rapper is a failure, r u nt a failure? Modafucker

  22. tooxclusive, u ar mad 4 diz ur review o………………….BOSS e alaga ibile ride on. I dnt jst knw d reason y i lyk diz reminisce, ko ni da fun eyin haterz.God bless IBILE FAND………………oti ye eeeeeeeeeeeeee

  23. tooxclusive, u ar mad 4 diz ur review o………………….BOSS e alaga ibile ride on. I dnt jst knw d reason y i lyk diz reminisce, ko ni da fun eyin haterz.God bless IBILE FAND………………oti ye eeeeeeeeeeeeee

  24. reminisce you d boss! after **barrack O grin** nah you. u no dey join dem rap shit! Love ur music die

  25. I love you Reminisce…. I rep strit #AlagaIbile #MoreBlessingonDWay

  26. God Go Hate Those That Hate Baba Afusa And To HeII With Them.

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