Popular Nigerian music star and YBNL signee, Ahmed Ololade aka Asake, has stunned his fans with his groundbreaking new song “Amapiano,” which features YBNL boss Olamide.
In Nigeria’s music industry, Olamide has made a significant impact. His unique fusion of contemporary music and Yoruba rap is outstanding. Olamide, founder of the record label YBNL Nation (Yahoo Boy No Laptop Nation), has mentored up-and-coming musicians and produced exceptional musicians.
The new song, ‘Amapiano,’ follows his latest single, “2:30,” which was released a few weeks ago. With this ‘Amapiano‘, the singer has already released three tracks this year, including “Yoga.”
The title of the song, ‘Amapiano,’ translates to a genre that originated in South Africa in the mid-2010s. It is a house music style that combines deep house, jazz, and lounge music with synths and big percussive bass lines.
Asake released details about his new album ‘Work of Art’. The album will be released on June 16, 2023, and is preceded by the single “Amapiano,” a collaboration with Nigerian music star, Olamide. Without a doubt, ‘Amapiano‘ is a sneak peak of what the album will seem like. Along with “Amapiano,” “Work Of Art” will include previously released singles “2:30” and “Yoga.”
Asake announced the release of the song, ‘Amapiano’ in a tweet on his handle on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. Sharing a clip from the video, he wrote, “Bigger than any woe, Stronger than any foe. Amapiano Out now ft Olamide.”
Asake, who is noted for fusing his indigenous language, Yoruba, and hiphop in his songs, rose to prominence with his smash tune “Mr Money,” released in 2020. He has previously collaborated with prominent artists such as Zlatan, Davido, Burna Boy, and Fireboy DMl. Asake’s songs include “Bandana,” “Joha,” “Omo Ope,” “Loaded,” and “Organise,” among many others.
Asake’s distinct sound, a mix of indigenous languages, and fascinating performances have aided his rise in the music industry. His upbeat and catchy melodies have struck a chord with music fans in Nigeria and beyond.
‘Amapiano,’ which debuted on the global streaming media platform YouTube on May 24, 2023, has received 1,545,401 views and nearly 3,000 comments from Asake’s fans.
The song “Amapiano” was produced by Magicsticks, a renowned music producer. Magicsticks is known for his ability to generate catchy and inventive beats, making “Amapiano” an outstanding example in contemporary music production.
“Amapiano” is a blend of lively beats, bright melodies, and catchy choruses that surround listeners, creating an enticing musical experience.
The seamless flow between Asake and the head of YBNL, Olamide, adds some appealing verses to the song, further enhancing its allure, making the song even more captivating. Olamide’s distinctive flow and style wonderfully match Asake’s voice, especially in the verse where he incorporates the Yoruba language to create an exhilarating duet.
Looking at the delivery of the song, the lyrics where each line has the same sound at the end of it, giving it a rhyme that also goes with the beat.
“Amapiano, eh/Diano, eh/It’s a big vibe, all the girls dem know (Shu)/Steadily, steadily/Heavily, we are getting lit.”
As e dey go, eh/Amapiano, eh/We go show, eh/We go let them know, eh/Na we dey run the town and any show/Bigger than any woe
Stronger than any foe/Badman flows, eh/Put them on their toes, eh/On the low, eh/The gal dem know, eh/My gbedu shut down southy, janmo/Colorado/Pass me the fat jumbo.”
In addition to the concepts, the backup singers’ participation in the chorus throughout the song—from Asake’s part to Olamide’s rap—adds to the song’s originality and gives it a special vibe.