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Phyno strikes romantic gold in ‘Pino Pino’

It’s difficult to believe that this man is one of Nigeria’s finest rapper’s. It’s been 5 months since he came through with the superhit ‘Fada fada’ together with Olamide, mostly because it has proven to be one of those songs with evergreen potential.

Since December 2015, the King of The East has been receiving mad love from making nigh-religious aspirational and thanksgiving music. ‘Connect’ was the first, which ensured that he went through the winter months with a hit ringing all around.‘Fada fada’ came next and proved to be a bigger hit than its predecessor. His amazing follow-up ‘E sure for me’ is yet to receive the same acceptance and love shown to the rest.

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But Phyno is moving on with a love song, as the Penthauze hit maker is on a very romantic path right now. He switches the narrative with ‘Pino Pino’, a new track off his forthcoming album “Playmaker P” (which is scheduled for a November release.)

Just as the three singles before it, ‘Pino Pino’ distils the sonic magic of old Eastern Highlife music, and places it in a contemporary context. The song is produced by Benjamz, with the guitars being the most prominent of all the percussions on it. Played by Soularge, it carries the song effortless, complimenting every vocal from the singer. This fits in perfectly as a ‘wedding’ song template.

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With ‘Pino Pino’, Phyno further strengthens his foray into singing, as each song brings a new dimension to his singing prowess. This makes it four straight singles without a rap line shared or a bar destroyed. What’s being killed are vocals and notes. As with the previous singles, Phyno is cherry-picking the best parts of the vibrant old Highlife movement of the east and turning these elements into fresh song. He even shouts out the Oriental Brothers at the end of this one.

You Need To Hear This if you have liked his past three singles. It’s a natural progression for him.

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Dj Syrax, aka Yellow Jesus, entered the world of electronic dance music at a peculiar moment in time. Since moving to lagos he has played many guest slots at parties all over the island including M&H Executive, Diamond bar, Val times, Fresher, Angels Bar at Badore. He is one of a very small number of house, club and street Djs who use turntablism & scratching in their DJ sets and he relishes multi genre mixing – he will play anything as long it’s round. And good of course.

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