Since her breakthrough single, Irawo, Seyi Shay has bloomed despite her instability in the industry. From the release of chart-topping singles to laudable international affiliations, which yielded a collaboration with Teyana Taylor and a coveted role as a guest judge on the sixth season of Africa Magic’s Nigerian Idol, she has proven to be something like a sonic stalwart. Today, she forms a much-anticipated alliance with Yemi Alade on her comeback single titled Pempe.
Pempe is rife with femme fatale antics as expected from a union like Seyi Shay and Yemi Alade’s, it’s also rich with pop culture slangs that speak to the former’s trendiness, and despite the fact that her vocabulary strays from a well structured or, Seyi Shay articulates her feelings about a parasitic relationship in the clearest of terms.
In the accompanying video, while she stands her ground and faces her battles head-on, she brings on Yemi Alade as reinforcement, a role that reflects the latter’s work on the single itself.