Africa’s No1 Guitarist, Ifiok Effianga, professionally known as FIOKEE, has tag teamed with the reigning prince of Afro Street-hop, Bella Shmurda, to ignite the Yuletide groove with a spoil unmarried dubbed, “Personal“.
FIOKEE, who additionally currently released every other evergreen conventional dubbed, Follow You providing Afro-fusion superstars Chike and Gyakie, has successfully carved a discography encumbered with timeless statistics. On Personal, he unleashes a harvest of enchanting guitar riffs, which combination with the Afro-fusion rhythm on the report.
The chemistry among Bella Shmurda and Fiokee on this introspective groove anthem is seamless, as Bella’s sharp and fluffy vocals simmer via the Amapiano-fused jam.
Fiokee’s dexterity at the strings soars in this record, as he masterfully blends his guitar riffs with the soothing piano chords and log drums of the Amapiano melody, developing a first-rate Afro-fusion mixture that is as silky as cake batter. This ‘Acoustic Amapiano’ is accurately one of the most creative experimentations of the genre, particularly in a time wherein the rhythm is speedy catching on across the continent. It also displays Fiokee’s whiz as an A&R for even envisioning this duet!
“Please don’t take it personal/ Money me I chase, no pals no foes/ I want a few area, I dey run my race,” Shmurda dazzles at some point of this file in a halo of witty lyricism, taking the report as non-public as it may get. The Lagos-bred singer without a doubt spotlights the deep-seated struggles maximum entertainers face with recognize to setting barriers and preserving personal time. He pontificates that, at the end, the solution is to “percentage like to anyone”, and mainly through “giving to the bad” and making time for cherished ones. It is a tale deeply entrenched in Shmurda’s past, and additionally still glaring in his gift. It is likewise one this is very relatable, by way of now not just the artistes, but also by way of all of us.