Asides the international expansion agenda, the Nigerian music industry is currently rife with an influx of veteran artists seeking to bridge memories by collaborating with their modern contemporaries. A couple of weeks ago, 2Baba paved his way back with an album led by a Burna Boy assisted single. This week, early millennium RnB icon, Paul Play Dairo aims to become an industry staple again with the remix of one of his greatest hits, Angel Of My Life.
On the once-was love anthem, Paul Play takes the lead with the mesmeric first verse delivered over a bass-driven EDM inspired instrumental that truly portrays his desire to be reinserted into a rapidly growing industry while Runtown’s verse is a depiction of the experimental theme of the current generation. Paul Play, of course, steals the show, not as a result of his timeless lyrics or the springy instrumental which now gives it life but the natural way his ownership of the love ballad is reflected in a perfect rendition.