Anyone paying attention to the Afropop machinery recognizes the genre’s leaning towards its dance-club audience. As a result, sex positivity and raunchy lyrics have seemed like the hack for scoring hit songs and Teni always relishes the sensual theme. Her biggest hits songs “Fargin” and “Askamaya” have explored the subject cleverly and successfully. She’s growing quiet the reputation now as she teams up with BOJ for “Obe”, a single that uses dining for sexual imagery.
Genio Bambino, credited for Santi’s “Rapid Fire” and Odunsi’s “Outcast”, produces the breezy beat for “Obe”, mixing atmospheric synths, guitar harmonies and a bouncy drum riff that matches BOJ and Teni’s lightweight melodies. Teni takes the hook and chorus with so much confidence, it affords BOJ the room to really get into the soothing groove that suits his laid back poise. While she questions if her lover’s feelings go beyond carnal need for sex and nudes, BOJ’s verse offers just enough reassurance to be honest.
You can stream “Obe” below.
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