Generally, there is a seriously high demand for collabos that have a kind of chemistry attached to it. By chemistry, I don’t necessarily mean the type in love songs (although they are a huge selling point like Rihanna and Ne-Yo’s “Hate That I Love You,” and Falz and Simi’s “Chemistry” Album,) I’m also talking about rap collabos like Phyno x Olamide’s “Ghost Mode”.
Now, it’s not because of the amazing beats and instrumentals in such songs, it’s all about the flow from one artist to another; almost like they are having a conversation between themselves while we the listeners are eavesdropping (and no lie, na gist/convos whey we overhear dey always sweet pass.)
That was the exact feeling I got while listening to Kidi’s “Odo Remix” featuring Mayorkun and Davido.
Obviously, I couldn’t understand most of what was said in the song because it was largely sung in a foreign language, however, I got the brunt of the gist, just like I’m sure you did too.
A simple line remixed in three different ways was enough to get me hooked and put the song on repeat. Kidi saying, “I no get 30 billion. odo…,” Mayorkun saying, “I wan get 30 billion, odo…,” and O.B.O Davido saying “Me I get 30 billion. odo…”
It felt like a conversation with their respective lovers coupled with an unspoken competition between them, highlighting the 3 stages to having 30 billion in the account – from not having it, to wanting it, to having it. As I listened to the song, all I kept thinking about was how it’ll make for great karaoke sessions.
There’s no doubt that Kidi’s “Odo remix” featuring Mayorkun and Davido will enter the timeless music hall-of-fame and will be one that guys will forever sing to their lovers till death do them part.
The best part is, it’s the kind of song that will codedly make guys work harder to make sure that they are able to comfortably and happily sing the three verses at one point in their lives. Right now, many of us are stuck on Kidi’s verse, soon we will be on Mayorkun’s verse, and before we know it, we will be able to comfortably sing Davido’s verse to our lovers.
Isn’t this how good music is meant to be; One that we enjoy listening to, but also motivates and inspires us in subtle ways?