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Review: Skales – Oyoyo (feat. Harmonize)

by on October 4, 2019
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Length

3:26

Plot Synopsis

A groovy dancehall tune

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2

 

Skales has carved a niche for himself over the years, after his failed stint as a rapper. He has earned a name for himself as one of the good or B-list acts in the industry. The Nigerian musician decided to seek the help of Tanzanian superstar ‘Harmonize’ for this record titled ‘Oyoyo’ Oyoyo is a dancehall tune with a touch of the ‘Bongo flava’ genre. The song is produced by Chopstix and it was recorded in a hotel room in Lagos, which has become a popular venue for international collaborations.

Positives

Chopstix came through with a very bouncy instrumental that gives you the urge to move your body or, at least, nod your head to the rhythm.

Negatives

The whole song was too precise and the lyrics were too shabby. I don’t know what Skales was thinking when he came up with the chorus and hook, but it sounded like a very boring nursery rhyme that is meant for toothless babies. At least I could rock a baby to the song. Skales just combined two African slangs and repeated it a few times and birth a very trashy chorus. The melody was horrendous and sounded monotonic.

Editor Rating
 
Lyrics
3.4

 
Vocals
6.1

 
Melody
4.3

 
Originality
5.2

 
Instrmentals/Beats
7.7

Total Score
5.3

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User Rating
 
Lyrics
1.9

 
Vocals
6.4

 
Melody
7.0

 
Originality
1.2

 
Instrmentals/Beats
7.1

User Score
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4.7

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Bottom Line
 

It might be best you sit this one out, as there is a barrage of new songs out. You wouldn’t want to waste your time on this song.

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  • October 8, 2019 at 1:00 pm
    Positives
    I disagree mate. While the song does have a trashy set of lyrics (sorry Skales). The. Melody of the song did manage to salvage some parts 9f the song. The melody is quite catchy although the repititions in the song watered it down. Furthermore, the instrumentals of the song did a decent job. It created a groovy rhythm that combined will with the melody to form an interesting harmony.
    Negatives
    However, there's no forgiving the porr quality of lyrics and zero originality and innovation. At the end of the day, the song did a good job of depicting Skales as a B-list artist as you have rightly said.
    Rating
    Originality2.2

    Skales could have done better with this song.

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