In the ever-evolving landscape of Afro-pop music, Nigerian standout BASIIL has solidified his place as one of the most exciting and promising acts. The release of his highly anticipated six-track EP, I KNOW I AM, has been met with fervent excitement from fans and industry insiders alike. Following his successful debut single, Vibration, which garnered praise under the esteemed Bankulli Entertainment, BASIIL's new EP is a progressive and experimental medley that showcases his boundless energy and artistic spirit.
As the sole writer and performer, BASIIL effortlessly weaves together a captivating sonic universe, drawing listeners deeper into his world with each track. The EP combines resolute synths, amapiano-infused melodies, and the soulful essence of R&B, a combination that initially propelled this breakthrough artist into the limelight.
Over the past few years, BASIIL has soared to the upper echelons of the Nigerian music scene, earning acclaim from industry heavyweights such as Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Asake, Oxlade, and Flavour, among others. I KNOW I AM serves as a sincere reflection of his triumphs during this period and his remarkable ability to construct a distinctive sonic universe that resonates with audiences.
One standout track on the EP is Falling, a mesmerizing collaboration with Ghanaian artist Camidoh that explores uncharted musical territory. Bad Girl seamlessly fuses amapiano-infused vibes with subtle pop elements, creating an irresistible fusion. Additionally, the inclusion of Canadian DJ and artist 4Korners on Come Alive sets the perfect atmosphere for a vibrant celebration, while Jo highlights BASIIL's creative versatility as he effortlessly captures his innermost desires. The EP reaches its zenith with the enchanting track Taboo and concludes with the soothing outro, Vibration, which delivers a comforting message, reflecting the artist's longing for a higher plane of existence.
BASIIL's musical journey serves as a testament to the power of social media for exceptionally gifted individuals. With the support of industry heavyweights and recognition from reputable publications such as GQ, Pulse, The NATIVE Magazine, and Music In Africa, he has quickly risen to prominence. As an artist, BASIIL continues to evolve and mature, and his fans are in for an exhilarating ride as he carves out a distinct niche for himself in the fiercely competitive Nigerian music industry and beyond.
With his undeniable talent, unwavering dedication to his craft, and relentless resolve to succeed, BASIIL is a rising star to watch closely. His arrival promises a bright future for the Afrobeats genre, firmly establishing it in the capable hands of this exceptional artist. I KNOW I AM is a testament to BASIIL's artistic prowess and marks the beginning of what looks to be an exciting and promising journey for him.
The tracklist for the I KNOW I AM EP is below;
1. Bad Girl
2. Come Alive ft. 4Korners
3. Falling ft. Camidoh
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