After a string of middling singles, which didn’t quite take off, Skiibii finally found the formula and broke into mainstream popularity with the Reekado Banks-assisted hit, “Sensima” last year.
Over time, he continued his winning streak with “Daz How Star Do”, a popular collaboration with Teni and Falz from earlier this year. Looking to end 2019 on a high given that two of his songs have now become major hits, Skiibii has now dropped a new solo single, “Big Engine”, mines his penchant for making songs for the dancefloor.
Geared to suit the upcoming festive season, Skiibii sings a lightweight set aimed at winning over a love interest, and like any typical Nigerian man, he points to his affluence and sexual prowess as reasons for his eligibility of her love. Glockenspiel riffs and groovy afropop drums make-up the club-ready beat, matching the singer’s lively delivery.
In the video for “Big Engine”, Director K puts together a set of visuals that lean into afropop cliches, capturing the song’s jovial mood. We see Skibii miming his lyrics with a cocky attitude, while elegantly styled dancers perform choreographed dance routines, adding colour to the video.
Watch “Big Engine” here.
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