Nigerian super star Wizkid has finally dropped his long anticipated fifth studio album titled More Love, Less Ego.
With four amazing albums to his name, Wizkid further decorates his catalog as he adds another, totaling five. The More Love Less Ego album counts at a wholesome 13 tracks with guest appearances from Skepta, Don Toliver, Ayra Starr, Naira Marley, Skillibeng, and Shenseea. For the production, P2J and a list of professional beat makers were involved. So lets get into the KOKO of the matter. The track that starts this musical journey is Money & Love and it is the typical Wizzy sound that we have come to know. Just as the saying goes, why fix what isn’t broken, Starboy embodies this phrase on this track. As expected the beat is fabulous and he creates that groovy yet amazing sound. Balance starts with super cool instrumentation, that if you are not careful, you would think you are listening to Money & Love all over again.
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Both songs toll the same lines, as they center on the same themes – love and money and have similar instrumentation. Bad To Me is a banger and we need not ask why it is. One thing that Wizkid has consistently adopted on this album, is his clean and deep instrumentation that precedes his songs. Nice one. Bad To Me is the real party rocker because it has that party vibe from the beginning to the end. The song with the first feature is 2 Sugar with Ayra Starr and Big Wiz couldn’t have made a better choice. Many have said just like Tems, he wants to take Ayra Starr international, and baby is ready. 2 Sugar centers around focusing on one’s self and not caring about the problems of other people because you have your own demons to fight. One thing is certain, Ayra Starr ate her verse. This body of work seems to be the opposite of the title, More Love, Less Ego because all Big Wiz has been singing about, is how he has a steady bankroll, all he has achieved, and his love interest.
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Everyday is a relatable track that mirrors the everyday struggle of man trying to make it in life. Deep and Slip N Slide featuring Skillibeng and Shenseea talks about getting busy in the bedroom with his love interest. Just as the title implies… One creative thing about this body of work is that Wizkid brings Skillibeng and Shenseea into his sound. You know there that is cool, yet groovy feel Wizzy has with all his songs. How he is able to take Afrobeats into different genres and still not lose his touch is worth commending. Flower Pads has a unique sound that has become peculiar to this album and he talks about his love interest and how well she is endowed. Wow featuring Naira Marley and Skepta is a party sound, no cap. Fans have been going on and on about this track. Pressure, Plenty Loving, Special featuring Don Toliver and Frames all fall within the same sound wave and lyrical direction.
Wizkid’s fifth studio album offers nothing new except a refined sound that still presents the same lyrical content and temperance of Starboy. This body of work gets a 6/10. Listen to the album here;
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