If you were socially/musically aware anytime between the periods of 2005 and 2010, here’s a fact…
You miss Mohits. Yes. You.do.
Wait, hold on. How could you not miss Mohits?
The crew that made goofy and bad behaviour so cool… First it was Dbanj coming out shirtless talmabout his gaddem koko (an instant classic brand btw) with his superior whispering side kick that was/is Donjazzy …The guys that created slangs that cut across the then emerging circle of cool kids, and the rest of us that were (and are still?) going through life based on logistics…
Which Nigerian label has made a better compilation album? Please riddle me that.
Curriculum Vitae, by quite a spilling number of standards, was a job very well done… Be Close To You, Pere, Booty Call, Ololufe… Sigh… Such irreplaceable good old times…
Okay for something I tagged a quickie, this is a bit too much foreplay.
From the tracks named above exists one obvious common factor. Wande Coal. Now not to say the rest did not hold their own down perfectly(because they did)…but Wande Coal…He was that final sprinkle of seasoning that just made everything right.
After the disintegration of Mohits, it almost felt like we would never again experience the music magic that they collectively made … It will definitely never be the same for those of us who were first hand witnesses of that precious half a decade or so BUT…the new age followers of the rebuilt force that is Mavin are definitely in safe hands.
Yeah we kinda raised a brow when Don Jazzy went on a signing spree but if there’s one thing we can agree that the Don has on a 100, it is definitely his choice of Reekado Banks.
You can hear that kind of effortlessness that Wande commands in Reeky’s music. Same zeal, same ability to be flexible on various genres, almost the same vocal strength and music making dynamics that helps them stand out in an industry that thrives on autotune and sex appeal.
From sitting on the Doro Bucci hook, to his undeniable standard of back to back hits, (yes I am having fun with this lol) to linking up with Ycee, we can confidently come to this conclusion.
Be rest assured and fear not. Mavin has definitely got a Wande Coal in Reekado Banks.
I woke up to this video on TV and it made me write this…
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