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REVIEW: Korede Bello’s ‘Mungo Park’ Is Another Beautiful Nonsense!

“Shey you wan discover Mungo Park?”

No doubt, Mavin Records gives beautiful works at times but, truth be told, some of the singles we get from Mavin Records acts can be best tagged as “Beautiful Nonsense.”

Korede Bello hits us with another single, we like the vibe, the ?comic visuals, the amazing production which again, caps Don Jazzy as a well nurtured music doctor. We can’t help but to acknowledge the costumes of the dancer?s also. ?However, how can we describe Korede Bello’s new single “Mungo Park?”

The music video directed by MEX enjoyed notable appearance from Don Jazzy and Seyi Law? who made the video entertaining no doubt. Korede Bello, however did his thing, started the whole drama with his senseless question (as portrayed in the video), “Who discovered Mungo Park?”? This only shows Korede Bello needs to read more and enlighten himself about the Scottish explorer.?

Why do we have the teacher running after his student in the school premises for asking such question? In a school where we have rules and regulations that students are supposed to abide? Korede Bello ran into the dormitory, only to show his principal how manner-less he is, he gave another question which conflicted thesingle entirely, “Oga Don Jazzy -Twaleee, when you go marry? Sheybi you geti money, why you dey dulling? Yesterday orobo, today na lepa, shey na Omo dudu abi Omo pupa?”

Then he raised the tension by giving his principal, Don Jazzy a wonderful advice, “No ?kill yourself, pick one already, wettin you dey find like you wan discover mungo park…?” Don Jazzy responded to his diss and advice by showing us students are allowed to be disrespectful, he started running after the lad. The vice principal, Seyi Law who has no prior knowledge of why Korede Bellow was running, picked race against him too.

Is this a race music video?

?With Korede jumping around like a toad, it became obvious that, the music video lacked coordination and proper organisation, lyrically, the song’s content is extremely weak. Music has grown beyond giving us a “slang (hook)” to hold on to, if your lyrics are weak, we need a music video that will cover up for it, not a video that will expose it’s flaws the more.

“Mungo Park” audio will do well on the streets with a 20% rating due to the production quality, while the music video that will teach the students how to be rude to their teachers, principals and further enlighten them on how to run around the school premises in times of danger gets a massive 30% rating for the comedic and choreographic displays.?

Watch video here: ?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il7vIMecTaI

-By Adeyinka Mayowa

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