Listen to “Kana”, the new Olamide and Wizkid joint

A more sophisticated Olamide but with the same brash lines that make his songs so affecting on the streets

Wizkid and Olamide’s career paths may have taken very different trajectories—while Wizkid seems to have tailored his last project, SFTOS, for international charts, Olamide has spent the last couple of years honing his ‘voice of the street’ renown. Yet, both seem to be at their career peaks since their first collaborations on “Omo To Shan” in 2011. Ironically however, it is this divergence in direction that makes their latest collaboration more homogeneous than previous ones.

“Kana” Olamide’s new single featuring Wizkid is a mid-tempo Afropop bop produced by Mut4y(AKA, one half of the Legendury beatz duo). Over the layers of synth percussion and drums, Olamide and Wizkid debate how much they’re willing to spend for a good time. Though Olamide has long shown his liking for party-driven Afropop songs, perhaps as a result of the Wizkid feature or the laid-back atmospheric beat Mut4y produces, “Kana” listens smoother than anything we’ve heard from the YBNL boss in recent times. But we still get those brash lines that make his songs so affecting on the streets.

Listen to “Kana” below.

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