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He may not know it, but Ghanaian DJ & Producer, Juls played a big role in making Ghanaian highlife a vital part of Nigerian pop. Yet another skill of his, as shown on his new project “Colors” is tapping talented upstarts from across Africa for incredibly smooth summer tunes.
Oxlade was relatively unknown when he grabbed attention for crafting the melody of Blaqbonez’s “Mamiwota” last year. Just over a year later, and the Surulere, Lagos singer is one of 2019’s best revelations.
Oxlade’s dexterity with melody seems ready for a larger audience, and on “Angelina”, he proves it by perfectly complementing Juls’ sparse production and Falz’s comedic raps. The song sounds mostly like the soundtrack to a raunchy night hopping through town with a temporary love interest – a point that Falz passes across with lines like “Omo this your figure eight e dey slay guys, If I bust 16 you go change mind,
Angelina captures what we love the most about all three collaborators; and for Oxlade, shows that he can hold his own beyond the safety of the Underground scene.
Listen to “Angelina” here.
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