Monday, March 27, 2023

Music Review: Olakira’s 4Play Is A True Blissful Verbal Foreplay

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The Maserati boss, Olakira finally dropped his first studio album, 4Play after tantalizing us with hit singles back to back.
The EP features four tracks and two bonus tracks. This beautiful body of work was produced by a number of producers including SterryO, Drumatik, Simba Tagz, Mr. Kamera, Qasebeatz, TBoy Daflame, and Olakira himself, the EP features artists from Tanzanian, Zuchu, and from South Africa Sho Madjozi and Moonchild Sanelly.
Since coming on the big screen, Olakira can be said to be doing well for one so young in the music industry.
This body of work opens with hit single material Sere featuring Tanzania’s Zuchu.
From the start of the beat you know yes, this is going to be a jolly ride.
He focuses on his love interest, highlighting what he will do and where he wants to take her to.
After hearing Maserati, any lady that has the heart of Olakira should know that she will know no suffering.
Zuchu is forever the perfect spice for this track. Olakira makes it known that he will definitely be getting busy with her after all the party is over.
The bouncy beat is contagious and typically made for club lovers.
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We are taken on a blissful journey of great beat and syncopation all blended to talk about his ability to be a shoulder to lean on on Gotchu.
This breakout star is once again focused on going further to make it known to his special lady that he will gladly be her cover and someone she can always run to.
Love is one of the major themes on this body of work and from different angles, we see a gentleman who will not just open the door for his lady but will also be her rock.
The bass feel of the instrumentation gives a rich depth to this entire track. From the resonating konga deep sound to the tingling snaps, this beat is all beauty.
The infusion of the Amapiano beat from the onset of this track just set the pace which did not drop at all.
It is auditory bliss to hear the mixture of Yoruba language with the Amapiano beat, and expect no other than Olakira to achieve this beautiful blend.

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Still, on the love subject, the feeling is surely getting deeper as he wants to become bread and butter with his lady on the track Hot Night.
By this, he demands to spend one hot night with his lady because the heat is super high.
The Amapiano beat always has a way of making an ordinary song, extraordinary and this is the case on this track.
From one love-filled ride to the other, we are getting closer to the top. Olakira is a certified loverboy, he literarily dedicated this EP to his lady and the track Call on Me is not far from the mark.
First, the infusion of the bass voice and the amapianoish beat is super dope.
Here, the loverboy is laying all his desires and love in lyrics and beats. He really can’t hold it back anymore as he lays it all bare telling her that he not only has her back but she can call on me whenever she needs; ignoring all the haters around.
Sho Madjozi is the African spice that makes this track a banger. Her voice is on a whole different level that makes words sound more enjoyable to the ears, I must say.

The bonus track For Life, produced by Qazebeats and Simba Tagz is a generous bonus.
Olakira is definitely on a journey where he gives us an understand of how deeply he can love.
Right from the first track, the word marriage was absence but on this track, it comes in and we know that this loverboy means serious business.
For Life is a declaratuon of love and marriage in ace.
One that seals this entire body of work is the track, Summer Time featuring Moonchild. At no point did Olakira loose focus of his central theme which is love.
He gave it to us from different angles and laid down the progression of his feeling and emotion till got to the peak.
Final Thoughts
Olakira since his advent in the music scene via 4Play has proven that he has his eyes on the prize and is definitely aiming for it.
The young singer displays skill, lyrical strenght, and musical depth that some who have been in the music scene for a while now, still find it difficult to achieve.
Way to go man…
Listen to the EP here;

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