Despite its self-explanatory nature, love can sometimes be ambiguous and open to so many interpretations, a characteristic, artists are always happy to capitalize on. The past few days have been ruled by the theme of love, lust, and desire. Chike opts to front his savior complex on Boo Of The Booless, his debut album.
Stepping out of his comfort zone which we got familiar with back when he was a contestant on MTN’s Project Fame West Africa, he moves in his usual nonconformist swagger on the emotion-laden 14-track album. It’s content loom with the aged but refined aura of a project that’s been sheltered for a long time. It’s also hinged on Chike’s expertise on delivery of such subjects, his fluid vocals, and affinity for extraordinary sounds. This is well reflected in the way he throws himself into each track. On the introductory track, the previously released Beautiful People, his unexpected interpretation of love is a flag bearer of the album’s multiple turns.
The classic orchestra, Highlife, RnB, Afropop and more are indicators of a refined and limitless taste despite the album’s tepid title and in proving his standalone strength, the mere 3 features speak to this.