After a long hiatus due to reasons best known to me, I have been forced to keep all other activities that do not involve expressing my opinion on Wiz Kid’s album on hold.
The 2 year old album was purchased during one of my many boring moments in traffic on east west road (PHC) (like most of you did out of curiosity or word of mouth) and I can’t seem to talk about anything else after listening to it. This is mostly because I have been too busy bobbing my head in unison to the perfectly synchronised loops throughout the album thanks to Sam Klef and J sleek to name a few, who played a major role in the album construction.
As a chronic cynic, I tried to find everything wrong about the album by carrying out a simple experiment with a female companion which involved playing every track on the album from 1 to 17 and urging her to stay still without singing along. A simple task she failed woefully.
For this single reason, this album has been one of the hottests since its release in 2010. Unfortunately, phrases like ‘topped the charts’ cannot be used in place of hottest as our Nigerian entertainment industry lacks a sufficient means of measuring ingenuity. He chose his stage name for good reason.
There are varying personal opinions on the elements that make a great album however most would admit to replacing their copy of “Superstar” at least once either as a result of damage or theft.
In an age where music on the go is key, I personally believe the album was split and de-contextualised by banky and the EME team intentionally to suit the listening habits of present day entertainment enthusiasts in Nigeria.
In conclusion, the Superstars album is a precious plethora of non-stop hits which I would recommend to all party goers within our great Nation.