Over an office conversation with my colleagues about Dammy Krane’s arrest last week, a few things became apparent to me: first, majority of Nigerians think he did it, second, those who suspected the debacle was a publicity stunt had no actual way prove it. Still Dammy Krane’s new single “On Point” carried subliminal messages in its accompanying album artwork, causing fans to wonder if the singer is trying to tell us something or simply trying to leverage his current scandal for free press.
As seen in the image above, Dammy Krane’s album art is themed like a mugshot (only with a black background instead of the White one his actual mugshot had). Dammy Krane is donning a crown signifying he still believes himself king. At the bottom right of the artwork, a text subtly reads: ‘Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone”, a reined proof that Dammy Krane knows social commentary about his situation are not the kindest, but he is also reacting with defiance, instead of sobriety.
It is noteworthy here to mention that in the past, Dammy Krane has not been the one, to adequately manage his scandals. And regardless of what his intent may ‘allegedly’ be, this release follows a statement by his mother and an earlier post-scandal first word from Dammy Krane. If his album art makes us wonder if Dammy Krane orchestrated his own arrest and public humiliation, fans will be pleased to know “On Point” is not the most sonically viable song ever. The single seems to have been rushed for release so Dammy Krane could leverage his place on the headlines for his career.
This is still a developing story.