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Nothing Encouraging About Wizkid’s New E.P, Poor Effort! “Soundman Vol 1” Review

Taiwo Oluwafemi | - Leave A Comment

I am a firm believer that Wizkid’s Superstar album is one of the best albums of the decade, following in the steps of Wande Coal’s “M2M” and 9ice’s “Gongo Aso” etc. It is a golden album in truth.

I probably can remember all the songs word for word and i am sure many can. The Album was released in 2010, and till now Wizkid still lives in the shadow of that masterpiece which has set him a challenge that seems insurmountable (in terms of making another better album). Almost 10 years later. Wizkid tries to emphasize again that he is an Afro beat Artiste. It’s another effort to prove that somehow he is Fela’s mentee. However, he ends up giving us some really monotonous tunes that just sound almost the same.

“Soundman E.P” is a fusion of Reggae and Afro, but sounds weak with no effort at all. No impressive lyrics, just Wizkid doing his thing. For many people who have waited years after his last album to finally behold a crisp album creation, this doesn’t seem like so much encouragement. Infact, one common theme recurrent in all of the EP is his unwillingness to even try to impress at all. It seems the young superstar is finding it really hard to replicate his musical brilliance of 2010-2013, hence, the reason for this uncalculated, feeble and unenthusiastic music project.  The beats sound all the same, from what we heard from ‘Joro’, maybe more extra musical instruments added, but they still sound so much alike.

Wizkid promised an album, “Made in Lagos” prior to the release of “Soundman E.P,” but could have thought of this EP as a supposed test-the-waters strategy. But unfortunately, it has projected an unexciting feeling towards the arrival of the album proper. And if songs like the ones on this E.P are what is coming in the album, he’d better not release the album at all. I mean, the “Soundman E.P” could be okay for an average, regular act, but when we talk about the STAR BOY, we sure should be expecting and eventually getting a million times better composition than this E.P.

Truth be told, Wizkid needs to reconnect with his former producers, the Samklef sand the Sarzs. He does very well with them, together they have produced numerous hits. If Wizkid has already recorded his album, he needs to think again. He needs to look beyond the sycophantic noise by those who claim to be ‘Wizkid Fc’. They would support everything from him regardless of the quality and that would only do him more harm than good.

Reviewed by Wole Babatunde | Worule Cool

Ratings: 5/10


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Taiwo Oluwafemi

Nifemi is a graduate of the University of Lagos. He's a unique user of the pen when it comes to the expression of whatever. He is editor-in-chief of the organization and also a writer of news, articles, editorials and a lot more to help expand the level of knowledge of the readers and simultaneously have them entertained. A lover of music and football is who he is and a Man Utd die-hard.

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    Wizkid is a man of vision ,he can do it without the producers u just mention ,,,the album will drop next year 2020 and it will be the best worldwide

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    Maybe you should always check all the hottest songs countdowns in the country before you post your bad belle posts.

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    Kai… Different kinda people in this naija sha. Soundman Ep an average work?

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    starboy everywhere everyday

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    You need to quit talking about wiz cus all y’all do is hate on the man and still profit from him

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    This life… Things can turn around in a second. This is my story.

    As at 16th December, I was extremely broke. In my mind this would be the worst Xmas ever. My little online hustle refused to pay.

    My room mate is an extremely stingy guy. He will never share anything with you. Even hustle that pays him, he won’t share. He does only dating stuff. I noticed he uses a site, to get clients. I went to the site. It is a premium site. You pay $69 to sign up. I did not even have $10. My room mate already had 4 ladies he was chatting with from the site. One day, on the 16th to be exact, I peeped and collected the phone number of one of the ladies. Let him manage the other 3. I started chatting with the woman.

    After 4 days, I tear the woman $800 bill. She chest am. Yesterday, I tear the woman another another $1300. She chest am again. Straight to naija. As at this time last week, I couldn’t boast of N1,000. Now, my account has crossed 700k.

    I gave my stingy roommate N20,000 this morning. He is just surprised.

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    Nonsense analysis,stop hating, soundman ep is awesome

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    Chai wiz got alot of enemies in dis music industry,u mean soundman lack lyrical content,d likes of ease ur mind,Jam.well is not ur fault u are just an upcoming blogger searching for attention

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