Mayorkun’s Afropop is not the regular music that’s thrown under the over-flogged title for lack of a better classification. Mayorkun’s Afropop is not lazy. It makes you dance af, but it does not stop there. It makes you think. It makes you laugh. It makes you want to be in love. It makes you reflect. It makes you aspire, it makes you feel good and it makes you fall in love with the real essence of Popular Urban African Music.
A debut album can make or break you and in Mayorkun’s case, the bar is not cheaply set. When your boss is the biggest deal in and out of the country and you and your label mates are some of the hottest in Africa (+your previous singles have got all eyes on you like Tupac), honey, your bladders better be brimming with greatness to piss on your first full project.
Well, Mayorkun has pissed his own special type of greatness and if we’re in the mood for some honesty, we can all agree that he did not disappoint.
Here’s what I mean by saying the album is a scam. Mayorkun drew nostalgic strands from the late 90s and early 2000s’ music era, marinated it in his own signature indigenous flavoured art, sprinkled a little of our present day nuances and served it sizzling hot!