With a banger that is a strong contender for song of the year, respected rapper Wordsmith features a gifted Nigerian artist named Izykhoko on his new single “Ori Owo” and together they have made a classic. The Ex-O produced scorcher is a delight to listen to and will undoubtedly be a favourite at parties, clubs and celebrations. The beat is infectious, Izykhoko’s singing is sonorous and Wordsmith drops the kind of verses you would expect from a veteran lyricist of his calibre. As you listen to his verses, you may detect the influences of Christopher Wallace and Shawn Carter but Wordsmith has definitely grown into his own man and he riddles the song with unforgettable lines such as “CAPS LOCK flow; see as I raise the bar!” and “Bubble gum rap? No, I no PK!”
As the Afrobeat genre continues to sweep over the planet, “Ori Owo” will appeal to pop fans, Hip Hop heads and those who love that unmistakable African sound. A few post-Millennials may not remember Wordsmith but he is definitely not a newbie. His stellar guest appearances on “Maga No Need Pay” alongside Cobhams, Banky W, Omawumi, Bez, M.I, Rooftop MCs and Modele, on Lolo’s “Green Kpali”, on Onos’ “In Control” remix and on “I Go Vote” with Wizkid, Mocheddah, Skales, Skuki, Waje, Sound Sultan and other stars are the stuff of legend and it is not for nothing that he was once selected as a Words and Pictures (WAPI) All Star by the British Council (Lagos, Nigeria). Wordsmith is also an actor and was recently featured in the Chike Nwoffiah produced film, “A Rose For Freddy”.
As Wordsmith adds to the body of his work with his smashing new single “Ori Owo”, there will be more music coming from him in the weeks and months ahead. To quote him directly, “In this season of my music career, I will be displaying my eclectic tastes and serving up music that people all over the world can appreciate.”
Wordsmith is on Instagram and Twitter with the handle @Wordsmith234, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Wordsmith234.