Music Review: Deji Abdul – Hybrid From Lagos

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The much awaited debut EP from the Nigerian singer Deji Abdul has been well accepted since it’s January 31 release. The raw r&b project debuted at number 27 on the Apple music african album chart two days after its release and has since moved further up the chart peaking at number 4. The six track project titled Hybrid From Lagos, features his 2018 summer hit Bandanna and his late 2019 single Power of love. The singer did not disappoint his fans on the project and has been courting new fans since debuting with the EP. Taking fans on a sonical love trip that bursts of fresh blends of cupid soundtracks, the EP is right in time for the february cupid season and would definitely be enjoyed by fans well beyond that. 

Consisting of four new songs in all, the tape began with a trans-airy outer space rhythm in the first track where she had his heart beating like a murtherfucking Drumline. A sultry intro into the romance laced body of work. The candle-lit like vibe transitioned into the boppy bandanna anthem. Next in came No Odda, where he professes how no one treats him right like his bae. The bouncy rhythm of the track had ladies posting dance videos on social media. 

The tape moved between high bop and gentle tempo R&B giving listeners a beautiful bounce of love rhythms. Deji Abdul displayed his vocal range on the next track titled Signal. Produced by Kel P, this is a perfect trip to what R&B should be. This is one of the tracks with an easing tempo. It sets a blissful romantic mood. Ending the tape with a special track for his West african girl featuring Rebecca winter and produced by Kel P, Deji Abdul delivered a project that would remain on our playlist for a long time. 

The album is a solid listen and has garnered up to 500,000 streams on Apple Music

2020 definitely has a lot in store for Deji Abdul.




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