The Nigerian industry has become the lookbook of choice for European artists to shop the perfect seasoned addition to their sometimes bland releases. With the growing appreciation for Afropop and its Dancehall hybrid, the clamor for Nigerian musicians comes as no surprise. While Wizkid, one of the first to taste this culture has had his fair share of foreign features, the past few months have witnessed a lag. This week, Dutch Rapper meets Actor, Lil Kleine brings him out of hiatus on Aan Je Zitten which translates to Sit On You, the ninth track off his third album, Jongen Van De Straat, Dutch for Boy From The Street. Maleek Berry also makes an appearance on the album with Dutch artist, Frenna on Ogen which translates to Lights in English.
His choice of Wizkid on Aan Je Zitten is perfect as the Afrobeat bandleader mines his emotions to rhyme with the sensual aura surrounding the bass-driven track. He leverages his diverse knowledge of Dancehall and Afrobeat to deliver an all-inclusive verse that give life to the song.
On Ogen, Maleek Berry is in his element as he blends with Frenna and Lil Kleine on the upbeat track that’s bound to get your dancing from the very first beat of the surrounding bass.
Lil Kleine by all indications has an eye for the best and with Wizkid and Maleek Berry on Jongen Van De Straat, he gives himself and his sound a worldwide chance.