Gearing up for the release of his forthcoming EP, ‘Vibes & Insha Allah’ – which arrives on Wednesday – Reminisce kicked off the proceedings in the early hours of Sunday morning, releasing the Fireboy-assisted, Sarz-produced, “Ogaranya”.
Its just Lamba Tutu Mefa ✌🏿
— #VIBES & INSHA ALLAH. #JULY29TH (@IamReminisce) July 22, 2020
Judiciously following the instruction to “light e” (light it up), Fireboy takes the first step onto Sarz’s simple, yet effective production, entering the beat drop with some pretty braggadocio proclamations that “there’s nobody like me, there’s nobody like me, they call me Ogaranya”. An Ibo locution to indicate the rich, Reminisce is similarly as moneyed up through his verse, rapping about his generosity before leading into a sung pre-chorus where he describes his wealthy status as the perfect match for a well-endowed figured woman who’s caught his attention.
Stalked by Fireboy’s adlibs throughout his takes, Reminisce’s materialistic verses live up to the strong standard we’ve come to expect of the rapper. With clever lyricism, timeless references and a tasteful flow, if “Ogaranya” is any indication of what the EP will sound like, Reminisce has got Wednesday’s release in the bag.
Providing the up-beat groove that sets the tone for the entire record, Sarz production calls for the singer and rapper to take command of the song. It’s not difficult for a Sarz-produced beat to claim the spotlight on a song, but on “Ogaranya” everyone shines in equal measure. Regardless, Sarz doesn’t resist the urge to show off entirely, as he mixes and manipulates the vocals to create a catchy slew of gibberish on the song’s outro.
Listen to “Ogaranya” below, and pre-order Vibes & Insha Allah’ here.