Olamide has worn many crowns over the course of his very successful career. He started out as a rapper with the confidence and skill to fill the shoes DaGrin left behind after pushing indigenous Yoruba rap into the mainstream, but these days, he’s more likely to provide dancefloor jams than spit bars. His latest single, “Pawon”, is only his latest attempt at celebrating the festive Yoruba culture following hit songs like “Lagos Boy”, “Bobo”, “Pepper Dem Gang”, “Wo”, “Oil and Gas” , “Totori” and more.
No one has embraced house music as enthusiastically and successfully as Olamide has and he keeps up the groovy tempo for “Pawon”, singing over a traditional leaning mix of synth riffs, drums and whistling samples Cracker Mallo produces. With lyrics “All my sexy ladies, Pawon(kill them)/All my sexy mamas, Pawon/Jojo, Pawon/ Juju, Pawon/ Chuchu, Pawon/ Titi, Pawon/ Kiki, Pawon/ Tola, Pawon/ Yeye, Pawon/ Bibi, Pawon”, Olamide shows off his age as an experienced hitmaker as he sings the clever call to dance. It’s the type of song that teases listeners who can’t get into the festive mood it channels.
Stream Olamide’s “Pawon” below.
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