Using Yoruba lyrics and Fuji infused melodies, Koker’s music always manages to reflect pop culture through contemporary Afropop medium. His latest single, “Testimony” further cements his position in both antique and pop culture as he reinvents some popular worship songs for a faith-inspired new single.
Reinhard produces the organ-led “Testimony” single with upbeat drum riffs, synths and trumpet samples. Koker refixes popular “Joy To The World” Christmas carol, to open the single before going on to perform a love song where he has to prove why he’s worthy of his love interest’s affection. Listing “My Love Na One Of A Kind” and “I’m Solidly Behind You/ I’ll Never Deny You/ Wetin I Go Do, Nobody Ever Do” he’s charming and eventually hits the bullseye with his lyrics referencing “Dorobucci”, “Bad Belle”, “Reggae Blues” and “Oleku” in the same breath.
Koker covers Yinka Ayefele’s “Many Many People” off his Gratitude (Part 1) tape and heightens the song’s gospel undertone but with the old-fashioned arrangements, nothing seems out of place. Listen to Koker’s “Testimony” below.
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