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Why I wore the gigantic shoes at The Headies – Laycon

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The Headies 2020 successfully held last week Sunday (21st February) where Nigerian rapper and reality TV star Laycon was one of the guest performers at the event but the major takeaway from his overall outing, turned out to be the gigantic pair of shoes he rocked while performing which made for a trend on microblogging platform, Twitter. A week later, Laycon has come out to tell the world why he chose to perform in those shoes.

Laycon who performed with DJ Neptune to the tunes of their hit single—‘Nobody’— wore a black round-neck vest to go with a matching glittering jacket and pant, topping the clothing with an all-white sneakers, a gigantic one at that, drawing comparison to the massive footwears Nephilims like Goliath wore back in the Biblical times.

An angle showing Laycon’s gigantic shoes worn at The Headies 2020.

Another angle showing Laycon’s gigantic shoes worn at The Headies 2020.

On what looked to be an Open-Mic performance, Laycon addressed the audience on why he wore such “oversized” pair of shoes to an event as grand as The Headies. Laycon said: “I told my stylist ‘I have different shoes but I want this one, it’s very big, it makes a statement.’ Every step I take is a big step towards wherever it is I’m going to and I need a big shoe for that.” He adds: “And it is also create a path for other people to follow, to know that the moves this guy has made, the can make those moves and also be successful.”

This however did not go down well with fans as they have tagged this as flimsy excuses and weak PR attempt at redeeming something inconsequential. Others just reacted with laughing emojis, treating the words of Laycon on the video as joke.

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Dekbaby shares first EP, “Next One”, on Audiomack

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Dekbaby releases his first body of work after putting out two singles, one last year (“Ibadi”) and another (“Abeg”), May 28th this year. He titles his first project—Next One. An EP comprising of 6 tracks including his debut single, “Ibadi”, which seats on the sixth position, tracklist wise. Next One mostly includes songs in which Dekbaby shares his affinity for the feminine gender but at strategic points on his debut EP, he makes sure to show his retrospective side, singing about the hustle and the dream to amass a lot of money on the first track (“Easy”) and fourth song (“Ghetto Boyz”).

While Dekbaby might have kept songwriting at a reasonable minimum, choosing not to do too much, rather using repetition to emphasise his points on the songs, he did put a lot of thoughts into writing and visualising his pain on the retrospective tracks stated above; the other songs, although are mainly about his love for women—their bodies and other attributes, contain danceable beats which would have listeners bumping their heads at the barest minimum. Heywhykeyz is the solely featured artiste on Next One, he appears on “Ghetto Boyz”.

You would do well by listening to Dekbaby’s debut project, the EP—Next One—on Audiomack.

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Sarkodie and Zlatan advise broke people to leave the “VIP” on new song produced by Rexxie

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Ghana’s finest and Zanku lord reunite on Rexxie produced song, “VIP”, spitting pompous bars with catch hook broke-shaming club goers who are not on their level socially, sternly advising them to “leave the VIP . . . Go to the regular” in order to make “space for the ballers”

As expected on a song like this, braggimg about wealth and the ability to spend at will, getting any girl of his choice is what Sarkodie brings to the table while Zlatan adds his charismatic adlibs all over the song, spicing it up with the interesting hook, a much needed flavour. Rexxie does his thing too, making a fast paced instrumental to match Sarkodie’s flow.

“VIP” can be streamed below:

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Falana release second EP, “Rising”

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Alternative fast-rising artiste, Falana, the Nigerian Canadian, release her second EP with the title of “Rising”, an exhibition of her brilliant pen game, soft spoken vocal chords, smooth sailing on LoFi productions and a journey of self-discovery and romantic love, presenting her stories to the average youth or Gen-Z if you’d call them that. Sir Dauda is the only featured singer, appearing on the second song, “Energy”.

Guitar strings, piano keys and mellow drumbeats are the go-to production instruments on Rising, fluidly blending them to create a “by the ocean” breezy cool vibe. On the third track, “Sweet Adeola” might be where Falana fully shows her musical prowess, telling the tale of a young Nigerian lady who has dreams of leaving the very populated Lagos state of Nigeria to chase her dreams and goals in the USA.

Most of the tracks contain electric production; Falana resurrecting retro ’90s vibes on Rising. Afrobeat is sought after on the gracious track “Joy” which sees her counting her blessings despite the challenges, living life without stress.

Listen to the EP:

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