Music Review: “Wo!” is Olamide’s welcome back to the streets anthem

by Micheal Ace

What do you think needs to be done to a prodigal son if he refuses to repent? Trash him or write him off? Exactly what the public has done to Olamide this year. The class rep of ‘awon omo wobe’ started this year with singles that weren’t well received by the audience. Talk about Wavy Level which didn’t even garner up to a million view on YouTube.

Summer body barely passed that bound. Why? Because he was experimenting some new brands of music that aren’t really street-like. He failed his hood.

Seeing the likes of Wizkid, Davido and even Tekno making waves this year isn’t really a good thing for Olamide who has been struggling to achieve a notable feat. Talk about ‘If’ and ‘Fall’; back to back bangers. Talk about ‘Come closer’ and even the SFTOS mixtape from the Starboy. I had thought we have seen it all this year until my phone rang and I read the alert of Wo!. Something told me even before I downloaded that the song is going to be a redemption for the YBNL boss. I downloaded and I was glad I did.

What do you even expect when you hear ‘it’s young John the wicked producer’? A banger right? Exactly. The song begins with a grooving beat which sweeps the listener off his cool, sending him to the dance floor. ‘Won na n wa wa nigboro, won na ti miss wa nigboro’ is enough proof that King Baddo himself knows it’s been quite a long time. Now I felt great when he assured the street of sending another hot tune down their spines with the ‘a de shi ma fa gobe, wo’ line.

Olamide Baddo is the symbol of everything that denotes the streets. That’s why you need to listen to his songs if you want to stay in touch with the new and latest slangs on the street. Wo! This track has no other choice than to level King Baddo up to his counterparts in the music industry. He has just gotten the ticket to stay aloft on charts, airplay and in clubs. Wo! I just believed what the ‘Who you epp’ crooner said some months back that he never runs out of inspirations. He never runs out of razzness too and that’s exactly what makes him the street ambassador.

We know Olamide for his uniqueness in the way he turns up his audience and makes everyone forgets their ‘porshness’ and come down raw. This mega hit will definitely change everything. The year has just taken a redeeming turn. A big thanks to the wicked producer on this.

Wo! Welcome back to the street, Olamide.

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The author tweets @lordace32

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