Album Review :The Mayor of Lagos – A diamond in the rough
The 44minute 14tracked LP, is one project every Mayorkun Stan has been looking forward to since the beginning of the year, after a long wait with numerous tease coupled with a FIFA game challenge between himself and the artist Simi where he stated in a tweet that he wouldn’t drop the album if he lost the game but he won.TMOL was released 16th of November 2018.
If you beat me, I’d not drop my album this year again 😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/9WAFCXfeTu
— MAYORKUN (@IamMayorKun) October 13, 2018
“Mayor of Lagos” is a new marketing strategy to sell the brand name Mayorkun, which is an assertion of his dominance in his music space.
The project was opened by his mum with her saying a prayer for her son “Mayowa”, the album housed songs that would meet our expectations. Drum-driven pop with a huge focus on sounds rather than the lyrical contents with tracks like “Jonze me” and “Mofo”, with assists from Sarkodie and Patoranking.While D’banj didn’t live up to his expectations as the Koko master on the track “oshepete” where he throws his feigned rap cards, it was a family affair on the track “Red handed” with Peruzzi, Dremo and Yonda has they joined forces together to create a harmonic cut.
Mayorkun’s artistry is irregular and would forever be commended for his versatility and ability to understand the music spectrum which he his allowed to pick and choose, he looked at what was hot and made his versions of them. We can say without any doubt that the project was a track by track press on turn-ups. Except for the track “Drama Queen”, a huge anomaly of what he has ever made. And that track that got every Nigerian youth talking, filled with a comical storytelling fused into each verse that prepares you for the satisfying hook, consisting of just one-word “olosho” translating from Yoruba to English as prostitute.
We would rate “The Mayor of Lagos” 50/100. just like a diamond in its raw state this project asks for patience, understanding and a lot of dancing.