Ekwe is Marvel’s first offering this year, bearing the classic gift of an Ice Prince feature and it’s available on streaming platforms. This upbeat track comes after his 2021 single Bag.
‘Ekwe’ is a type of traditional drum played in the Eastern part of Nigeria. In this song, Marvel likens an African woman to the drum while revealing his attraction to her and her physical endowments.
The track opens with the appealing instrumental put together by Chechdaproducer and continues with an excellent blend of singing and rapping from Marvel and his guest, Ice Prince. “My baby just dey sample the Ekwe” sings Marvel, reminding his listeners of Original Stereoman’s album-title hit in 2005. His approach, however, is entirely different as he fuses vintage and modern nuances of Afropop and hip-hop to create a distinct piece. Ekwe is that chart-sleeping song that will always have a place in the playlists of Marvel’s expanding fanbase.
“My girl loves the chemistry between us when our bodies collide” Marvel described his thought process when he penned his lyrics. The song is erotic at its core, subtly sharing the antics of a sexually satisfied woman.
On his decision to feature Hip-hop veteran Iceprince, Marvel acknowledges that the move doubles the impact of the music. He said, “having Iceprince on this song is a milestone in my career because of the level of professionalism he brought to the project.”