Regardless of individual perceptions of street-bred artists and the lifestyle they portray in their music, an irrefutable trait is the potency with which they document their stories. With a pseudonym clearly derivative of New York rapper Bobby Shmurda, you’ll win no prizes for guessing what Bella Shmurda represents in his music. The singer released his debut single, “Vision2020”, back in December, on which he describes the gritty circumstances around his ongoing hustle, while also cleverly indicting the Nigerian government’s continued neglect of underprivileged youth.
Picking up a monumental co-sign, he’s just secured a fiery verse by street-hop heavyweight Olamide. “A ma gba’we mo’ju, a ma j’eba t’abaji (We fast overnight then eat Eba when we wake)”, Olamide emphatically recalls over ID Cabasa’s nudging production, strengthening the song’s riveting quality. In its accompanying TG Omori-directed video, both artists energetically meme their lyrics, in the company of an enthusiastic posse, embellishing its intention as a street anthem for fellow hustlers.
See Bella Shmurda & Olamide “Vision2020” here.
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