Nothing prepared us for two surprises from rap titan Olamide yesterday: a new, off-putting-at-first blonde hairstyle which he revealed on social media and then Wavy Level, his second single of 2017 which has got the potential to be a cool anthem for summer and beyond.
“Life is to play me like iPod,” begins Olamide on Wavy Level, inflected with his regular, punchy boldness that forces you to listen. Fading out with saxophone riffs, Wavy Level is a midtempo groovy track that carries the announcement of a newly hatched identity. “I’m on a wavy level,” the chorus goes, reverbing till the next verse begins. Olamide is in his element and it is enjoyably palpable. Produced by Adey, and mixed and mastered by B Banks, Wavy Level might just another chart topper.