As an artist, a projects solidifies your status. Despite a stream of successful singles, the failure to create a good project often overshadows other releases. For instance, Tekno has established himself without a project and achieved widespread success, however, it looks like only a well delivered project can push him into the reckoning for biggest pop star in Nigeria, a throne currently manned by Wizkid or Davido. Jinmi Abduls can be said to be at a similar point in his story. He has delivered quality singles like Tinuke Eko and Bumper but remained relatively less spoken about than some of his counterparts with bodies of work in circulation. With his seven track Jinmi of Lagos EP, Abduls further establishes himself as a Culture Custodian as he stays true to the traditional music route plied by the likes of King Sunny Ade and more recently Adekunle Gold.
On the EP, Jinmi features Mayorkun, Remy Baggins and Foresythe as well as production from ODH, Stephbeats, Remy Baggins and Abduls himself. Over the 25 minutes the EP runs for, Jinmi travels through phases which see him offer thanks, dream about love and close offering his take on the ‘men are scum’ narrative.