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Review: Skales – Ego

by on June 13, 2019
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Length

3:22

Plot Synopsis

A song about money

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2

 

SONIC TRAINWRECK!

About a decade ago, Banky W came out and introduced us to his “Retirement programmes”. Then he just introduced us to Wizkid and Skales. Wizkid has gone ahead to enjoy dizzying heights in the Nigerian Music industry and currently, he sits at the apex of the Nigerian Music industry with a certain Omo Baba Olowo. Skales, on the other hand, has not been so lucky (or should we say blessed). His career has just never kicked off as he and his fans would have expected. However, he, himself has enjoyed some extent of success and limelight. Ego is just one of his many tracks that he has released consistently. The song talks about money during the little time he did any talking in the song.

Positives

Ego starts strongly with an array of instrumentals most notably drums and then other varying instrumentals. The intro fo the song starts at a high-paced tempo.
The song talks about money, however, there was little talking done in the song. On the bright side, he did not say anything like "if we no get money we go do rituals" like a certain YBNL chief said in one of his songs. He talks about his wants however, he knows his limitations and what he can truly afford.
The melody of the song is not breath-taking but hey, at last t did sound decent amidst the chaotically loud beat of the song. The song draws most of its influence from the mainstream Afropop genre.

Negatives

The lyrics of the song is verbosely filled with too much fluff and repetitions. Skales could have done a way better job for the lyrics. He should have built more on the plot development (structure of lyrics ) rather depend on repetitious lyrics.
It seemed to us that Skales was focusing too much on the beat of the song instead of focusing on giving us quality lyrics and a quality song generally. While the beat may have successfully masked the fact that he sang little to nothing at first, we soon discovered this and well, the song lost its credibility and we got bored.

Editor Rating
 
Lyrics
3.6

 
Vocals
5.9

 
Melody
5.8

 
Originality
6.1

 
Instrmentals/Beats
6.7

Total Score
5.6

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Had Skales actually sat down to write better lyrics or simply hired writers, even ghostwriters, it would have been great. Also, the melody of the song suffered because of the overly loud beat of the song. It was obvious that little effort was put into the melody of the song.

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