Nigerian Comic and Musical Artist, Basketmouth, has launched his much anticipated Sophomore Album titled “Horoscopes“.
In a profession spanning greater than 20 years, Basketmouth has emerged as certainly one of Nigeria’s most widely-respected comedians, actors, and satirists, receiving awards and significant approval for his critiques on the intersection of humanity’s evolving panorama, Web tradition, and Nigerian histrionics.
All of this didn’t actually put together anyone for his shock pivot to music-making on 2020’s Yabasi, a left-field physique of labor that effervescently melded Basketmouth’s adolescent love for hip-hop with the frothing sound of highlife, a storied style rooted within the Igbo tradition of Basketmouth’s Jap Nigerian heritage.
For his sophomore album, Horoscopes, Basketmouth selected to proceed with his partnership with producer Duktor Sett, for a body of work that lingers within the melancholic at occasions however by no means loses the artist’s attribute humor. “We’re courageous with the sort of music we make; it’s not what’s trending proper now, however, we need to make good music,” Basketmouth tells Apple Music. “We believe that it will show you a unique aspect of the artists you’ve got been listening to as a result of all of them got here with one thing completely different. I am not attempting to show any level with the album, to be trustworthy, I am simply creating good music.
Full with contributions from legendary wordsmith M.I Abaga, rising star Buju, and Ghanaian up to date bards, Efya and Kwabena Kwabena, Horoscopes finds methods to humanize common feelings like love, wrestle, betrayal, and wanderlust whereas giving life to new mediums of expressions inside the musical world that Basketmouth has created.
(The album additionally serves as a soundtrack to Scorpio a feature-length film scheduled for launch in 2022.) Below, Basketmouth (actual title Bright Okpocha) talks us by means of his sophomore album, track-by-track.
Basketmouth Horoscopes Album Tracklist
1. Love & Life (feat. Simi, M.I Abaga & Johnny Drille)
2. Your Body (feat. Buju)
3. Listen (feat. Wande Coal)
4. Celowi (feat. Peruzzi)
5. Money (feat. Oxlade & Efya)
6. Trouble (feat. Blaqbonez & 2Baba)
7. The Traveler (feat. The Cavemen & Kwabena Kwabena)
8. Leave Me (feat. Reekado Banks & Falz)
9. Assembly of Gods (feat. The Cavemen, Falz, Flavor, Magnito, Ill Bliss & Dremo)