Review: VJ Adams, Chidinma and Oritsefemi make a Street Jam off “MELO”.



Ordinarily, I would expect that VJ Adams doesn’t bite off than he can chew by trying music just because he has a flourishing TV gig. And after I heard a previous single from him, I was more than convinced that the music thing wasn’t his. Just as it isn’t Ill Rymz’s (another interesting TV Host). Manny of Cool FM once had this little stint with music that also didn’t scratch any much surface per se. As well as N6, who although claims he was a Rapper turned OAP, didn’t change anything about music not being his forte. With thriving media careers, putting out weak materials that aren’t commensurate with today’s mainstream requirements makes it all too obvious how much they need to stick to one trade. And master that one trade.


This is the notion I’ve had of these fellows, so I never really thought I’d be hooked on any piece of music from Adams. I lied.


It is surreal when Adams teams up with Chidinma and Oritsefemi to create “MELO”, a jamming song as far as Nigerian music is concerned, with which he shuts critics up. The chorus has some golden line saying “…Omo la bere, orin la bi – we asked for a child, we got music in return”, spiking the song to a high note, which in turn transcends into something of a street anthem. It’s amazing! In between coming to terms with Oritse’s delivery and Chidinma’s; I find myself adding a new song to my playlist. Chidinma steers the verses, Oritse brings balance into the mix with his catchy, street-savvy Yoruba additions, which means Adams had about nothing to add to the music. The end result is the beauty that is “MELO”. I still don’t get why Adams didn’t kill off the track on the last verse with a little English verse so that this cuts across demographics more, but it makes for an interesting listen regardless. The production is also superdupa.


This is a smooth effort and should be patronized, because making a hit in Nigeria today isn’t one of the easiest tasks. That said; there is an anxious wait to see if Adams can make that difference, as it is almost a rarity seeing a VJ achieve on both turfs, judging by how our Industry is modeled. But then if he keeps pushing and gets into the zone, gets into the major charts, who am I to say he isn’t a music star?


Rate this, a Hit or a Miss?


Henry Igwe (@ChibuzoHI)


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