Omo is the 7th track on the African Giant album from Burna Boy. The title “Omo” means chick or simply lady in this context. Burna Boy talks about a certain girl of is dreams that is as pretty as Omotola, the beautiful and popular actress. He also mentions that hse was as rich as Otedola (the Billionaire Business Tycoon). Talk about the dream girl. Omo is a fusion of Afrobeat and reggae, we liked the blend of both genres.
You can listen to the song below
Omo starts with an array of classic beats. The beat was ell complimented by Burna Boy's vocals. There was very little point of transition.
A love song about a girl that Burna Boy seems to be in love with. He compares her beauty to the poplar Omotola and even goes as far as saying she was as wealthy as Otedola. The message of the song is quite clear and we did not have to stress ourself to get it. That's some point earned for clarity. The structure of the lyrics was also decent. Plot development also earned the song some extra points.
We liked the vocals of the song, it was a perfect fit. Deep baritone with clear and concise tonguing. We had no issues hearing what Burna boy was sing.
We enjoyed how the song started from Afrobeat with the occasional subtle influence of dancehall here and there and the all-out switch to reggae. It was seamless, smooth and natural. Before we knew it we were back to the Afrobeat sound again. The melody of the track ended up being tuneful and memorable. The song also has an appealing rhythm. This was mostly determined by the rich sound of the instrumentals that were being played. Generally, the rhythm an melody of Omo fused to produce an engaging harmony.