Soul newcomer Maka debuts 'The Truth' EP
RnB/Hip Hop |
Tuesday 3rd May 2016 | Ayo
Hailed as one of Africa’s best kept musical secrets of the year, eclectic Nigerian Soul singer, songwriter and musician Maka is finally emerging from anonymity and is ready to take centre stage with the release of her exciting debut EP The Truth.
Off the back of critically acclaimed introductory singles last year 'Ife (Love)' and ‘Mu Na Gi (You And I)’, The Truth EP is a rich, resounding and assured debut EP offering from the Nigerian native. Backed by glorious hip hop and soul musical backdrops, provided by hip hop DJ/producer Teck-Zilla, Maka bares her heart on love, life and everything in between in a uniquely sincere and relatable fashion, all underpinned by her signature Afrocentric and soulful style.
From the opening track ‘Forever’, which samples Chaka Khan’s ‘Stronger Than Pride’ to glorious effect, and her soulful hip-hop ode to her hometown ‘Lagos’, to the triumphant and life-affirming ‘FMH (Feeling My High)’ and the already well-received ‘Mu Na Gi’, every song on this EP contributes to what makes for a captivating listening experience and an exceptional body of work from Maka.
Speaking about the inspiration for the record, Maka said, “making this EP came as true and pure to me, as anything I’ve ever done. I wasn’t trying to please anyone but myself. Working with Teck-Zilla never felt contrived, we weren’t rushed or disturbed, and we had the freedom to create whatever we wanted. That’s where the title of the record comes from, in the sense that creating it was indeed true”.
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