Zlatan “Omo Ologo” EP Review
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Omo Ologo – EP
- Genre: Worldwide
- Date: 28 Apr, 2023
- Content: explicit
- Region: NGA
- Track(s): 6
- ℗ 2023 Zanku Records / ONErpm
In 2014, the rapper Zlatan became well-known for his music after winning a national talent competition for Nigerian college students. owing to a popular video of Afro-pop musician Davido moving to the tune of “My Body.” Zlatan, a wonderfully talented Nigerian Street-pop artist, has since created a recognizable personality by carving out an identity in the industry.
This expertly identified afro hip-hop production, dubbed “Omo Ologo,” is unlocked by the top Nigerian rapper, vocalist, and songsmith Zlatan. Since his album “Resan” in 2021, he has only released this EP as a body of work but has been releasing singles occasionally. The 6-track tape comprises the HIT main song “Omo Ologo” and guest appearances from Odumodublvck and Jeriq, with production help from Chada, Young Willis, and others.
The EP art features Zlatan as its cover, and the superstar is dressed in Hip-Hop themed clothing and with his blings against an orange silk backdrop. Some of his storytelling tattoos are very evident in this image as Zlatan stares at the camera with an expressionless face. As the EP title suggests, Zlatan implies that he is a child of wealth and a son of Grace.
Tracks And Features
The first track on the six-track listening experience is his previously released title single, “Omo Ologo,” which tells the tale of his accomplishment. His debut single, “Let There Be Light (featuring Seyi Vibe),” still trending on top music charts and featured in this EP, was quickly followed by this song, released as his second single in 2023.
The song’s catchy rhythm makes the listener vibrate, and it has relatable, memorable lyrics. Afrobeat and hip-hop combine to produce Zlatan’s distinctive musical style, which is on showcase. To demonstrate that Zlatan appreciates the results of his labor, Omo Ologo references designer brands like Lamborghini, Gucci, Lactose, and Richard Mille.
The song “Omo Ologo” has appealing, enduring lyrics that illustrate accomplishment and the value of perseverance. The World President brags about his abilities and asserts that he doesn’t require up to 16 bars to demonstrate his merits as a rapper. He also talks about how winning the 2017 AFRIMMA Best New Act award is evidence of his expanding success in the music business. Thanks to its energetic tempo and memorable lyrics, the song will be a hit on the dance floor and in the charts.
The song’s chorus repeatedly uses the word “Omo Ologo,” which is loosely translated as “Child of Wealth” or “Successful Child.” Zlatan encourages his listeners to accumulate wealth and care for their families in this celebration of prosperity. “Omo Ologo” is a reflection of the difficulties that come with success as well as a celebration of it. Success, according to Zlatan, can make you a target for those looking to undermine or con you. He counsels his followers to pay attention and respond appropriately.
The next song is Seyi Vibez’s “Let There Be Light.” Again, the distinct amapiano sound is audible as Seyi does the task for which he is praised: masterfully fusing the melodies. Again, the interaction between hip-hop lyrics and the amapiano beat is well-balanced in the duo’s performance.
The song “Rara” follows and has Zlatan running solo while singing about the need for financial stability in relationships. But, mainly when love and relationships depend on a man’s ability to provide financially, he claims that it only broadens the opportunities one may encounter in life if it is present.
With fascinating melodies and Zlatan’s distinctive delivery, “Astalavista” featuring Young Jonn ups the tempo of the EP. The duo attempts to portray cheating shenanigans less negatively while singing about love, admitting their feelings but not wanting to commit to one lover.
Odumodublvck and Jeriq’s traditional Ogene-inspired song “Oganigwe” stands out for its contagious energy, soaring vocals, and outstanding songwriting. One of the most talked-about songs from the project is this one because it has a distinct highlife sound and adds a hip-hop element with Odumodu and Jeriq that amplifies the street effects this song was intended for.
Tracklist / Songs
|2||Let There Be Light (feat. Seyi Vibez)||2:49|
|4||Asatalavista (feat. Young Jonn)||2:51|
|6||Oganigwe (feat. ODUMODUBLVCK & Jeriq)||2:58|
Zlatan has once more displayed his extraordinary musical talent, and “Omo Ologo” is set to add to his outstanding repertoire by becoming yet another smash. The prolific rapper and composer Omoniyi Temidayo “Zlatan” Raphael switches between flows and important punchlines in this effort. No matter your chosen genre, the album will keep you engaged from beginning to end.
Zlatan attempts to integrate the essence of afrobeats into this 16 minutes 59 seconds production by drawing inspiration from themes of Love, Grace, Hustle, and Relationships. The EP takes the listener on a brief journey that concludes with the traditional sounds of Oganigwe.