Nigerian musical talent Blaqbonez has finally unveiled his highly anticipated sophomore album Young Preacher.
The 14-track release draws its title from Blaqbonez’s relentless desire to speak his truth while championing the notion that the current definition of love, particularly in relationships, is limiting and sets an ultimately unreachable standard. On Young Preacher, Blaq welcomes non-traditional approaches to expressions of love and the narrative of open relationships.
Young Preacher, the follow-up to his 2021 album Sex Over Love opens with the title track, a lush organ-driven ballad that backs Blaqbonez’s smooth, powerful flow as it takes centre stage. Back In Uni, his trending new single is not left out, featuring a collaboration with Grammy-winning producer, Jae5 that explores themes of love, loss and regret. The visual for Back In Uni, which saw Blaq make his directorial debut and poke fun at recent videos from Oxlade, Asake, Wizkid, Ruger and Tems amongst others, propelled the track to the number one trending song in Nigeria while the single hit top 20 in the UK Afrobeats charts.
Young Preacher features an array of star-studded collabs, including the weightless, seductive Whistle, infused with Lojay and Amarae’s flawless vocals, the silky Fake Nikes with Blxckie and Cheque, catchy Ring Ring with Tay Iwar, sensual Ess Mama with Tekno and sunkissed Mazoe with Takura and Bien. Closing things out, I’d Be Waiting is a triumphant jam that ensured the album finishes on a high note.
Listen to Young Preacher here.