Mobelieve’s refreshing take on Yoruba Folk has gotten the singer some well-deserved looks, including an EmPawa-floated music video, and performance spots at this year’s Gidifest and the recently concluded Chale Wote festival in Ghana. Continuing with the pulse of consistency and uniqueness that foregrounds his work, his newest single “Omo Ase” flips the M.O behind the saturated lane of lust-driven Afropop songs, into something humorously profound but equally visceral.
Like any song built on a salacious premise, Mobelieve is quite straightforward, but the delightful twist comes with the innate colour his writing exudes. Delivered in a loose mix of English and his native Yourba language, he enhances the vividness of his intentions with quaint colloquials and clever, undisguised metaphor. “Omo ase lo fi s’eyin t’oba r’omoge (It’s the coward that moves back when he sees a beautiful girl)”, he mischievously sings over the EDM-inflected Yoruba folk instrumentation by go-to producer Olumba-lo-shey-beat, asserting his boldness while playfully teasing his muse.
Listen to Mo’Believe’s “Omo Ase” here.
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