There is a new crop of artistes in Ghana gradually navigating their way towards visibility and audience, with more gleaming signs than a traffic light. Afro Maleek is relatively new a name to numerous readers and listeners but is definitely bound to make his way into hearts and homes depending on what he does next.
His most recent project, the EP titled MALIBU is a sequence of pleasantly melodious music, reminiscent of today's Afrobeats, Jama, Afroswing and Amapiano genres but with its own offering of originality and a needful display of lyricism for effect.
The EP opens with STAMINA which is instantly ear candy, prepping the listener for what promises to be a smooth ride through a 6-track long offering of jams and pleasant surprises as Maleek instantly reels the listener in with the show of talent, promise and style. WOTOWOTO, which is the second track on the project is for those who like to dance – carrying a very catchy and trendy hook, the song borrows popular street and internet slang to create moments of excitement and a desire to utilize rhythmic motor skills almost as perfect as DanceGodLloyd's ; but certainly in one's mind's eye.
Other songs on the EP include, ADOOBI, MALIBU, the title track, ABRABO and OPEN FOR ME , all songs which almost come to pass without the listener noticing. The Icelandic hum sample used on ABRABO seamlessly complements the mood and tone of the song, taking into consideration the subject matter, allowing the listener to reflect, feel a sense of relatability and hope and still enjoy the song.
The other very noticeable thing about the Malibu EP is the quality of the production. All six songs on the project will have the listener at ease with the smooth and audible vocals, crispy nature of the sound and overall clarity.
MALIBU is certain to have new listeners looking out for more Afro Maleek, in addition to becoming a foot in the door for him, in an introduction to the rest of the world and a probable step towards endless possibilities.
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