Bolu Ajibade And Buju Repurpose Age-Old Phrase For Modern Afropop With ‘Old Soldier’

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Bolu Ajibade ended 2019 on a high note with Bother Me, a mid-tempo love ballad that put him on the map in his home city and on some level across Nigeria. Intending to penetrate the Nigerian mainstream, he shares the stage with Buju to repurpose an age-old phrase for modern afropop on his first single of the year, Old Soldier.

Portraying resilience and perseverance, Bolu Ajibade sits atop a gyrating drum-driven instrumental put together by 1Brym; brags about the tough skin he possesses in relation to the pursuit of his muse who has him completely smitten; then, Buju comes in on the last verse with a sleek verse that casts him as the perfect wingman.

With Old Soldier, Bolu Ajibade’s goal of becoming transcendent is realized as the single mirrors the quintessential sound of Afropop music.

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