Just hours after reminding fans of her accomplished sound through her highlife inspired new single, “Oga”, Yemi Alade released another single, “Open, Close” and quickly followed that up with “Number One”, her third single in just as many days.
Though it’s still unclear if Egar Boi’s credit as the producer of all three singles will mean anything going forward, the releases showoff his adapt skill at making beats to set the head-bumping tone at clubs. For “Oga”, he produces a mid-tempo piano led beat with uplifting horn samples, energetic drum patterns and a catchy highlife guitar riff that emphasize Yemi Alade’s claims of being unmatched at putting out bangers. And though she sings “I no Dey Like to Blow My Trumpet” on the more mellow “Open, Close” single where Egar Boi turns to Caribbean influences and vocal samples from dancehall, her self-absurdness remains the subject on the club-driven song.
Her latest single, “Number One” continues the vanity fare, basking in and celebrating her accomplishments. But this time, she turns to a more romantic narrative. Over the laid-back beat, she asserts herself as deserving of being ‘number one’ in her lover’s life. All three singles show off her inner strength and incisive self-awareness that has allowed her to occupy such a prestigious place in Afropop in Nigeria today. “Number One” comes with an accompanying music video sets Yemi Alade in a mansion where she shows off her radiant smile and glowing skin.
You can watch the music video for “Number One” below.
*this post has been updated with the music video for “Number One”.
Featured Image Credits: Instagram/yemi Alade
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