Easily the best duo in the Nigerian contemporary music scene, it was only a matter of time before Falz the bahd guy and his female co-conspirator, Simi, got together for something that will last longer than five minutes. And they chose an appropriate name for their joint project.
An Extended Play album (is this the year of the EP?), Chemistry, is not necessarily named after the science but a relishing metaphor just as suggestive as some of the pre-wedding-ish promo pictures released in anticipation of the album.
Some gossip: we all know about the rumour of an ongoing love triangle between Simi and two male musicians. By her left side is Adekunle Gold, the 30-ish eligible bachelor and multi-talented artist whose debut (one of the better albums released this year) featured Simi as an artist as well as a post-production personnel. Their duet song called Don’t Forget on Adekunle Gold’s Gold album portrays a passionate male character who must prove his fettle as a serious lover by proving his economic independence. By her right side is Falz, alter ego Brother Taju (TJ for short), a bespoke-clad fashionista lawyer and humorist-rapper who wears spectacles without lenses. If the reception of the songs they have done together so far is anything to go by, she clearly has better chemistry with Falz.
The duo have done what is expected of Nigerian musicians, judging by their earlier succe ...