Dennis Peter

Critic

Nigeria

My name is Dennis Adedoutun Peter. I’m from Badagry local government, Lagos state. I’m a budding civil engineer and music writer. I’m a writer for TheGabWire.com. I currently live for music, construction, books and Pringles. Oh, and I love my parents and siblings very much, even though I don’t tell them all the time. “My greatest aspiration in life is to be happy” – Beyoncé Knowles, ‘Pretty Hurts'. Dennis Peter was a shortlisted participant in The Critic Challenge 2017. Dennis Peter

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Date: 27 Oct 2017 Category: Music
6.0 Rating
Falz‘ gimmickry on the microphone is a gift and a curse – on the one hand, it makes his flavor of hip-hop down to earth and relatable, but on the other hand, it has masked his genius and robbed him of the kind of critical acclaim that his rap talent obviously deserves. What Falz does with everyday words to a beat is an art, how he makes serious social commentary sound like fun is a talent, and how he has remained so consistent doing these ...

This Is Me

Date: 30 Oct 2017 Category: Music
7.0 Rating
The tenets of being a well-rounded singer and an engaging performer are drilled into contestants in the boot camp-esque environments of many talent shows. While this part is integral to artistic growth, the lopsided emphasis on being an efficient singer and performer doesn’t transform into becoming a successful recording artist, especially in Nigeria. While advantageous, possessing a superbly chippered vocal aesthetic can sometimes be overst ...

Sugarcane EP

Date: 22 Sep 2017 Category: Music
9.0 Rating
Siren is the word to describe Tiwa Savage. Everything she sings and how she sings it has an unimpeachable allure that stems from the uniqueness of her beacon like voice down to the elegant, diva-esque strut she exudes in her visuals and live sets. These core tenets are what give constant fluorescence to her music, even with the musical shift she’s embraced since her emergence till date. Tiwa’s early, breakout singles were hard swinging, bu ...

The Never Say Never Guy

Date: 29 May 2017 Category: Music
4.0 Rating
L. An alphabet that has been adopted by social media to indicate a loss/loser. There’s no guidelines as to what might fetch anyone or anything an ‘L’. It’s simply a construct of the majority. Skales has been on the receiving end of so much banter on social media, some of which has been unfair. Left in the cold after his contract with Banky W’s EME imprint expired, Skales was dead in the water before pulling an applause worthy career ...

Leap of Faith

Date: 08 May 2017 Category: Music
8.0 Rating
Mr Eazi took over the Nigerian music industry with a barrage of hit singles. Eazi had the lighter, Juls brought the gasoline and together they lit a nationwide fire last year (Partners in arson, No? Okay). Juls’ production method of selective maximalism coupled with Eazi’s melodies was the effective recipe, it worked perfectly. Juls’ instrumental arrangement is fluid, sparse and colorful. Juls doesn’t pack many instruments together, ea ...