Nigerian rapper, Magnito, with a large following for his ‘Relationship Be Like’ series on YouTube released his much-anticipated EP, Bars & Lamba.
Earlier in October but due to the rapper lending his voice and time to the #EndSARS protests that occurred nationwide, the focus on the EP shifted and as a result, this little gem missed having its core moment within the Nigerian soundscape.
Magnito, who is known for his playful vibe and funny lyrics takes a more steady approach to this EP.
Indeed, by titling the EP, ‘Bars & Lamba,’ the rapper sticks to his true nature as he attempts to bring to light socio-economic issues, relationship drama, the need to hold steadfast to one’s dreams, and other such topics by inviting his audience to have a casual conversation with him.
He switches effortlessly between Hausa, English Creole (Pidgin), and Queen’s English infusing both street and posh slangs in order to keep the tone of the EP quite conversational and to cut across the different demographics of his audience.
To put it more aptly and succinctly, he invites his audience to basically “sit down and gist” with him and there’s nothing a Nigerian loves more than good gist with a cigarette in hand – as depicted by the EP artwork.