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A must-listen for anyone who appreciates genre-defying, boundary-pushing music from Africa, Ekiti Sound is back with his sophomore release, delivering a gorgeous and powerful album and a worthy follow-up to 2019’s award-winning debut ‘Abeg No Vex’.
"Drum Money" is a sonic ride which seamlessly incorporates elements of Nigerian music, electronic beats and hip-hop influences to create a sound that is both utterly unique and warmly familiar.
Leke aka Ekiti Sound produced and programmed the album, and also handled most mic duties. On the the elegant, ironical jazzy hip hop title track, he displays self-deprecating hairline humour, while referring to past experiences such as running around New York trying to sell beats. Elsewhere, he leaves a voice note to a past lover on a talking drum. Throughout the album, his punchy style and melodic delivery blur between pidgin, patois and prose.