Klever Jay is back with his new track! And we gotta say, erm, we probably did not expect much. However, we did go into the review with a neutral and unbiased approach. For some reasons, he has not just enjoyed the spotlight in the Nigerian music scene. He has released one song here and there. But none has hit the height of Koni Koni love from over a decade ago.
The song is titled, “Omo Ologo” and which means child of glory, inspired by his current status a d desire to attain stardom. He features Demmie Vee and Lyta.
Omo Ologo starts with a slow solemn instrumental playing. It progressed well with a couple of other instrumentals joining in. We liked the sound of the song from the very beginning. Demmie Vee's intro vocals were powerful and engaging.
Omo Ologo is a song about the desire to achieve stardom as a musician. He also uses the opportunity to tell off those that have underestimated him. The song has a sad undertone, the lyrical structure is decent, the plot development is great!
The vocals of the song are powerful and soothing at the same time. We liked Demmie Vee's performance. His were able to evoke corresponding emotions in us. He conveyed the feelings of the song to us well enough. We also like the Klever Jay was able to make his own performance similar and on the same wavelength. It was a seamless experience. Lyta's were the most different and that in itself was not a bad thing.
Talk about the tethering between Rhythm and Blues and Afropop, that's basically what the experience of this song is. It's rich in sound. Lyta was able to infuse a little bit of Hip Hop but he ended up sounding more Afropop as the song pregressed. Genres are become more and more blurring because of the rich blends and fusions. Omo Ologo has this richness is abundance.
The song was sung predominantly in Yoruba. A lot of people may not be able to understand what they were singing.
Furthermore, songs like this do not tend to do well in the Nigerian Market. Sure the song sounds great but the reality of the Nigerian Market is different and not very pleasant if we do say so. Unfortunately, the market does not really prioritise talents!