People often make dramatic promises and gestures to prove their love. Maybe you’ll spend all your savings on an expensive date, swear off alcohol and cigarettes, or devote your time to learning how to cook. For Joeboy, Mr Eazi’s Banku Music label’s frontline artist, proving his love entails writing a romantic love song called “Baby” and performing it with enough charm and charisma to make a hit record.
“Baby” is a follow up to last year’s flamboyant breakout single, “Fààjí”, featuring Mr Eazi, but it’s on the mellow love song that the budding talent shows he’s worth the hype. Addressing a love interest over the Dëra produced blend of EDM inspired synths loops and Afropop drum riffs, “Baby” splits the difference between romance and dance floor appeal. But it’s the simplicity of his lyrics, “Baby seh you dey for me, as I dey for you?”, that gives the song its uncanny replay value and properly introduces Joeboy as a new skilled and powerful voice in the Nigerian music scene. The Justine Campos directed music video also channels his simplicity, following Joeboy and his muse to document the time they spend together on a date.
You can watch the music video for “Baby” below.
Featured Image Credits: YouTube/Joeboy
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