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Review: Burna Boy – Odogwu

by on February 29, 2020
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Length

3:06

Plot Synopsis

An afro-pop infused highlife record.

Verses

2

 

Burna boy starts off the year with a highlife infused number titled, Odogwu. The record was produced by KelP.

Listen below:

Positives

The song started with Kel P playing some smooth highlife chord loop that goes on for the whole song, followed with some African percussions and that basically served as the instrumental. The record was a new innovative take, blending highlife with simple Afro-pop and hip-hop. Both Kel P and Burna Boy created a nice new sound that cut across different genres and different cultures. I'll take innovativeness over lazy one-dimensional music any day.

Negatives

The song lacked the oomph factor if we are being honest. There was no drive and it lacked depth. The record doesn't sound like a single at all. It sounded like the 12th record on a 14-track album. Although, Burna's flows on the verse were great, what is supposed to be the focal point (chorus) was just a bore-fest. I didn't want the chorus to come in again after the first time. The instrumental didn't have kicks and that was a daring move because it didn't work in this case. When you see the title and also the artwork of the song, you'll expect something heavy. Nothing was heavy about this record, except the advent use of the word, 'Odogwu' which means 'Leader.'

Editor Rating
 
Lyrics
4.8

 
Vocals
5.6

 
Melody
3.8

 
Originality
5.7

 
Instrmentals/Beats
4.8

Total Score
4.9

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User Rating
 
Lyrics
8.2

 
Vocals
3.9

 
Melody
6.2

 
Originality
6.1

 
Instrmentals/Beats
6.4

User Score
1 rating
6.2

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Bottom Line
 

Soundstroke doesn't recommend, but it just might grow on you when the stans put it on repeat and force it down your throat.

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