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Review: Shaydee – Badman

by on September 27, 2019
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Length

2:45

Plot Synopsis

A failed attempt at a love song

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2

 

SONIC EXPERIENCE!

Shaydee is back with a new track. Unfortunately, the Nigerian Music industry is too quick-paced and artists have to be releasing at least a song in every two months to stay relevant. Being away for as much as some months can make an artist become irrelevant. Of course, there are exceptions to this thumb of rule. The Wizkids, Davidos and cos of this world. Badman was released on the 21st of September to little hype and fanfare. In fact, not a lot of people know that this song exists.

Positives

Badman starts right off the bat. The intro was kind of reminiscent of Wizkid especially in his early days as a new act. Perhaps Shaydee draws some inspiration from Starboy.
Shaydee's vocals were decent. We had no issues hearing what he was singing. He was clear and crisp. Just as we said earlier his performance was similar to the younger Wizkid's.
The song is a blend of Afrobeat and Afropop rolled up into one. We liked the criss-cross between both genres. We won't go as far as saying it did wonders for the song but we can admit that it did make the song sound slightly interesting.

Negatives

This is supposed to be a love sog right? The problem is we had problems following the storyline of the song> it was not engaging for us. A lot of repetitions. No lyrical depth. Cliche lines. You just mention it. We just could not keep up with the song. The lyrical structure of the song is abysmal. The plot development is non-existent.
Despite fusing Afropop and Afrobeat, the song ended up being bland and uninspiring. Just as we struggled to keep up with the lyrics, the melody failed to keep us engaged. The song lacked any originality of its own. It felt like we had heard a song like this several times before now.

Editor Rating
 
Lyrics
5.2

 
Vocals
7.9

 
Melody
5.7

 
Originality
4.9

 
Instrmentals/Beats
6.7

Total Score
6.1

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We ended up being disappointed by the song. It did not manage to stand out from several other songs like it. It was just your average song and nothing more.

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