Date: April 26, 2019
Song Title: Awolowo
Artist: BOJ featuring Kwesi Arthur, Darkovibes
Album: Alte Bank of Africa
Details/Takeaway: Fresh off his collaboration with heartthrob of Nigerian music lovers, Teni the Entertainer titled, ‘Obe,’ one of the grundnorms of alte and DRB Lasgidi member, BOJ has released this new single featuring three sonic brothers from Ghana.
They are, La Meme Gang member, the perpetually-tinted Darkovibes, rappers and frequent La Meme Gang collaborators, Kwesi Arthur and Joey B – who performed at the recently held edition of Gidi Fest.
The song is a laidback tune that soundtracks the seemingly cool parts of living and getting money as he sings in Yoruba on the hook that, “I’m smoking and I’m collecting money…” The song title, ‘Awolowo’ is also a play on words.
The production is certainly unsurprisingly heavy with different layers of strings, a Spanish guitar and well-placed kick drums and toms.
Word on the street says a music video featuring “colourful cameos” has also be shot in Ghana for the song and it was directed by Dave Duncan.
You can listen to the song here;