Listen to Dexter question the status quo on new single, “Ole”

Protest music with a little groove to it

Released after the alleged killing of Kolade Johnson by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Dexter’s new single, “Ole”, is a throwback to a time when socially conscious music was fearless and spoke boldly to authority. He opens the song with a skit, giving a comical imitation of the dreaded encounter between youths and SARS officials who seem out to get armless Nigerian with any sense of individuality.

Dexter’s socio-political musing is built around a laidback beat produced with catchy traditional drums riffs, rattling samples and melancholic piano harmonies. Though there’s a lightweight groove to the instrumental, Dexter focuses on the irregularities that have gotten commonplace in our society as he expands from the security issue to calling out people guilty of exam malpractice and corrupt politicians. His mocking hook, chanting “Ole” and drawing out each syllable would make Fela proud.

You should listen to Dexter’s “Ole” below.

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