With a shared presence in the United Kingdom and Nigeria, Kida Kudz, is gaining ground as a versatile artist who can settle into any sonic situation and take the reins as he would on his run-of-the-mill ‘jiggy bop’, while Tiwa Savage, is the pioneering queen of Afropop, whose international presence and recognition is undebatable. Today, the duo flex their divergent muscle on North London rapper, Chip’s eleventh mixtape, Snakes & Ladders. On the Maleek Berry produced See Through, Kida Kudz takes the reins, while Tiwa Savage is her usual sultry self on Top Shelf.
With little to no distinctive Afropop elements on these tracks, Kida Kudz and Tiwa Savage lead with their own personas on the songs. On Top Shelf, Savage starts with a syrupy chorus which despite being different from Chip’s flow, is the perfect bridge to his emotive outpour.
On See Through, however, with Maleek Berry working the instruments, Kida Kudz has enough room to be himself and naturalize on what comes off as Afroswing.