An homage to the crazy, unpredictable and exhausting city of Lagos (the commercial and cultural hub of Nigeria) and its resilient, party-loving denizens. Not a bad way to endear yourself to 18 - 21 million people and get your name out there at the start of your career, and a pretty decent single it is, too. Same goes for the video (directed by Unlimited LA), which depicts the realities of living in Lagos with affectionate humour.
Lagosians have a love-hate relationship with their city, so this ought to appeal to the love side, while making it easier to laugh at the causes of the hate (chronic overcrowding, crumbling infrastructure, hellish traffic, power cuts, etc.).
Something else to make Lagosians feel good about the city they love to hate: if Lagos were a country, its GDP of $43 billion would make it the fifth-biggest economy in sub-Saharan Africa; it's catching up with rival Johannesburg (GDP: $51 billion). If the economies of Nigeria and South Africa continue to boom, how long before they catch up with, say, somewhere like Munich (GDP: €88 billion)?
The track (in the new techno-Naija hybrid style and produced by Tintin) is by a fairly new kid on the block who performs under the name Slim T (Adetayo Okeowo). It comes on the heels of the single that put him on the map, Die Representing, so a new name to watch.
Download both tracks (below), and drop by Slim T's Facebook or Twitter page to say hi.
Right-click to DOWNLOAD Lagosians