Nonso Amadi has successfully stayed in the public light this year while holding the individual releases back. Instead, he has delivered a collaborative EP with Odunsi The Engine and put himself out there more by earning features from veterans like Banky W and Maleek Berry as well as peers like Daramola. With Kwasia, Amadi may be setting out on a journey to end the wars between Nigeria and Ghana by not only collaborating with a Ghanaian on the record but also naming it as he does. We cannot confirm whether Amadi’s lines are borne from being taken for a fool as the Twi word translates, however, considering the last time we checked, the poster boy of the rising generation of Nigerian RnB acts tapped into his reality to create music, the chances are high.
The track centers around the idea of a lover whose other half has left them in a state of disbelief. The impression we get is that someone has let Nonso in on the fact that his girl may be disloyal leading him to initially ask questions and shift the blame from his woman. As the song goes on, Amadi processes what has happened and moves from a place of disbelief to one of disdain whilst trying to confirm everything going through his head.
One of the things Amadi has mastered is the ability to leave fans wanting more but still satisfied enough with what he has in rotation. Kwasia does exactly that, leaves you desiring more Nonso Amadi music but also satisfied enough not to complain. It also buys him time to perfect his sophomore project which was pushed back after suggestions it was to be released late last year.
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