The Nigerian/British musician released his latest EP titled “Ireti” today, which translates to “hope”. The EP includes five tracks, all with a different sound, ranging from modern afropop sounds, to RnB and finishing off with a powerful and inspirational title track ballad which deserves a spot on a Disney soundtrack.
Moelogo has spent the past few years making a name for himself in the UK music scene by featuring on tracks with the big boys, including Giggs ,Wretch 32 and Fuse ODG. This has lead him to be known as somewhat of a freelancer, the man with the hooks called in to turn tracks into hits. In a recent interview with CapitalXtra’s Afrobeats king “DJ Abrantee“, Moelogo made it clear though that his intentions are now to focus on building his career as a solo artist, starting with “Irete”.
Watch the interview here and see DJ Abrantee get some tips on how to properly pronounce a few words.
The EP has it’s highs and lows and part of me wishes that all 5 tracks were in the same vein as “Plenty Plenty”, the first track on the EP, an energetic, afrobeats (pronounced afropop) track laced melodic vocals and harmonies.
Then you get to “Penkele” and everything changes. Dark, and moody with a sick sample looping throughout. If you had to choose one track to showcase African hip-hop this might be it.
Final thoughts… Ireti delivers, and showcases the diversity that Moelogo brings to the game. This diversity however may also be it’s one flaw, maybe.
Catch some of Meologo’s biggest tracks to date below including “Murder” which may just be my favorite track of his.