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Music Review: Lady Donli – Enjoy Your Life

Over the years, music has changed and new sounds have been introduced while the old ones have since evolved.

The Nigerian sound in the early 2000s and the 90s is different from now, and more and more acts are deriving new ways to mix and match, while others simply take out and replace some old and new sounds.

If you are a lover of oldies and new school the Lady Donli’s ‘Enjoy your life’ album is the work of art that needs to be carefully listened to.

From exploring sounds from the 90s, to her Northern roots and the Man o war gyration sound, this is album is eccentric in every word, the queen of the alte movement did not disappoint.

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Having been in the industry for a little while now, singer Lady Donli is one who many have come to love.Her style of music can best be described as bringing love and light into the world as every day she garners more fans to her already growing fanbase.

Speaking in an interview a while back, Donli spoke on the first time she recorded saying;

 First song I ever recorded was a music jingle for O Noodles when I was about 11 I think. It was exciting, finally getting in the music booth. After that, I knew it was something I really wanted to do. I mean I didn’t necessarily want to sing, I just wanted to make music at whatever capacity I could.

Songs like Zaman Lafiya and confident are heavenly influenced by the northern culture and the song’ suffer suffer’ gives you the early 2000s movie song track, ‘Answers’ reminds you of an early Psquare vibe. The chill vibes of songs like take me home and Flava just gives the album a perfect balance.

However, songs like ‘Corner’ and ‘Never Ending’ are the ones that are going to give you the most join in the album.

With help from artists such as Tems, Amaarae, Tomi Thomas, Tay Iwar and The Cavemen, this album is one of the most creative most thought out albums to come out this year.

Lady donli came into prominence with her song ‘ice cream’ and has been one of the pushers and lovers of the alte movement, she has been a breathe of fresh air in an industry full of Beyonce wannabes.

So to those who say Nigerian music isn’t deep and are ignorant and they should listen to Lady Donli, and like the Bible says ‘my people perish out of lack of knowledge’


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