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Seyi Vibez “NAHAMciaga” EP Review

NAHAMciaga – EP

Seyi Vibez

  • Genre: Worldwide
  • Date: 08 Dec, 2023
  • Content: explicit
  • Region: NGA
  • Track(s): 5
  • ℗ 2023 Vibez Inc / Dapper Music & Ent, Under exclusive license to Dvpper Digital Ltd.

In an attempt to conclude the year on a high note, Seyi Vibez dropped a new EP he titles, “NAHAMciaga,” much of which is devoted to self-praise befitting his stellar year.

The EP’s title comes from a memorable lyric from his incredible album “Hushpuppi,” which seemed to have gone unnoticed, demonstrating Vibez’s unique affinity for “lamba,” a term for street slang in Nigeria.

Unquestionably, Seyi Vibez has become a formidable force in recent years, peaking in 2023. With this new record, Seyi Vibez orchestrates a remarkable comeback, shattering any illusion of musical dormancy that might have persisted in the air throughout the latter quarter of the year.

EP Cover Art

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For his new project, Seyi’s entire figure is covered with a thick custom-made blanket of some sort, like an A-list star waiting to reveal his outfit on the red carpet of the Met Gala.

Tracks and Features

Seyi kicks off his new EP with a crisp new vibe, a “Different Pattern” like he calls it. The brief intro in its short playtime does a lot to pull you back in. Vibez, living up to his name, dishes out a melodic and calm rendition, where brags about having the paper but not wanting to lose his respect. He also makes use of a unique female backup singer who lends some major beauty to the track as a whole.

He also samples Orlando Owoh, a Yoruba Highlife legend. With Seyi Vibez’s amazing ability to craft captivating songs for a “Owambe” (a Nigerian party characterized by colourful uniform clothes and indigenous band music), this self-adulating record carries the musical richness that marks Yoruba Highlife music.

“Cana” takes the stage next, and Vibez in regular melodic fashion, brings the needed vibe. He talks about the usual stuff most rappers won’t shut up about, which is indulging in mood-altering pills and sips. Seyi gets into it and describes how the substance he consumes levitates his mind to a higher frequency. The final mix on this one comes off a bit tacky, as it dulls the production and somehow Seyi’s rendition which was delivered rather calmly, with special vocal assistance from his unidentified usual female backup singer.

Seyi Vibez attempts to replicate the classic Apala record by Haruna Ishola and his son Musiliu, in “Apala Interlude,” which continues his research into Nigerian traditional music for project intermissions. With the vocals heaped on top of each other, his delivery sometimes veers off course from the beat. Regardless, he still delivers like a midwife over the indigenous beat spiced with some Yoruba talking drums, hailing his close homies and those he looks up to.

In “Shazam,” he displays his hit-maker status and rockstar lifestyle while simultaneously asking his critics to continue their pointless investigation into his success. The chipmunk voice effect, and poor vocal arrangement overpowered his amazing Konto-styled flows. What might have been a powerful record is hampered by the song’s overall execution.

Tracklist

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1 Different Pattern 2:03
2 Cana 2:20
3 Apala Interlude 2:01
4 Today 2:37
5 Shazam 2:43

EP Theme

“NAHAMciaga” is an extended play that highlights Seyi Vibez’s position as a top voice in Nigerian street-hop music, tapping into his Yoruba heritage and crafting melodies using his personal experiences and street orientation.

Production Credits

Dibs, Larry Lanes & Murderer produced the hit EP.

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