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Review: CDQ x Tiwa Savage – Gbemisoke

by on November 26, 2018
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Length

3:06

Plot Synopsis

An inspirational song asking for upliftment.

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2

 

SONIC SOUL!

“Oti gbemisoke, esu o le bami,
ori mi o le gbabode esu o le bami
Tori Oluwa lo se esu o le bami,
Ori mi o le gbabode esu o le bami
Tori Oluwa le se esu o le bami
Blessings upon blessings me shigege oh eh”

A  new song from CDQ, in this song he featured Tiwa Savage. An interesting jam really. This is one of our favourite songs from CDQ’s “Ibile Mugabe” Album. Tiwa seems to be enjoying singing in Yoruba these days or does it just coincide with her most recent song?

Positives

The song starts decently. The intro beat was subtle. The best part of the intro was Tiwa's part. She started the song with much vigour and that kept us interested as compared to the unrefined noise CDQ was making.
Mostly Tiwa's part was clear and concise. We understood the message she was trying to pass across. CDQ's part, on the other hand, we had to focus more to try to understand what he was trying to say.
The vocals are clear and crisp. Tiwa's vocals really shine in the song. We liked a subtle and soft sound in this song. It was not even like she was trying. We were able to hear CDQ clearly also.
The melody of the song is actually amusing. Even though they were both speaking Yoruba, they both sounded quite different. We enjoyed similar but different sounds, it was an interesting blend.
The beat was more passive than we expected and it was a great thing. We are happy the instrumentals were not all in our face, in this case, ears. It did well to provide complementary support for the song.

Negatives

The son was sung in Yoruba and CDQ spat even more hardcoreYOruba in his lines. This will be difficult for non-Yoruba speakers to understand.
This will make many lose interest in the song.
The song could have done with a decent song to support it. It's a shame there is no video for the song and we are not sure there are plans for a video.

Editor Rating
 
Lyrics
6.7

 
Vocals
7.9

 
Melody
7.4

 
Originality
6.5

 
Instrmentals/Beats
7.0

Total Score
7.1

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If you understand or enjoy Yoruba songs then you should really check out this song. It is a sort of inspirational song if you listen carefully. What are your thoughts on this song? Do you like it or enjoy it? Leave your ratings below.

This song earns a rating of SONIC SOUL!

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