This is he’s ability to control and test his star power, as well as he fully secured his place as one of the greatest Nigerian pop stars.
On the artistic journey of “Back In Office” by Mayorkun. He is personal sometimes, other times he becomes a voice speaking freedom on behalf of Africans. He is no more a newcomer like the promising star he was in 2018 during the release of his debut album. This is he’s ability to control and test his star power, as well as he fully secured his place as one of the greatest Nigerian pop stars.
Back In Office is like a decentralized energy Mayorkun infuses. Telling a range of correlating stories that a close listener could link back to his unofficial exit from DMW.
Mayorkun newly signed a record deal with Columbia Records UK. The deal was announced after the release of the project on Friday 29th October 2021, even as the sophomore project also has distribution affiliations with Sony Music West Africa. With his demeanor and other consistent artistic dealings, his musical gravitation runs toward appealing sounds. Connecting his art to a range of audience beyond the Nigerian soundscape.
Sincerely, after now for the sake of his consistency plus ultra leveled up delivery on the project, Back in Office has succeeded in meeting everyone’s expectations genuinely. It was super creatively orchestrated from the songwriting to each track sequencing. The record production, songwriting, and A&R’s effort contributes to it’s victorious release. Take home, this could be one of the best and most remarkable Nigerian pop albums in 2021.
Mayorkun’s effort on ‘Feel’ particularly honored a couple of the Igbo’s most respected states men. The likes of Chief Ugo C Ugo, notable Nigerian Actor Zubby Micheal. With the popular Jowizaza, whom he coined a golden lyrics playfully asking if he should send his Aza across hoping to pick up a package in his bank account. Nevertheless, a host of other wealthy Igbo people was mentioned alongside as they were given respect accordingly. Moreover, Flavour’s input was worthful as it returns back to preserving his cultural taste on the long run. Mayorkun delivered. Flavour made a strong connection with his Igbo locals on here.
The first record from this album titled, ‘Soldier Boy,’ could become a hot take for the local movie sets. As directors and producers should take note carefully. The track renders a force that could give meaning to an average Nigerian movie, from the structure of the record to the lyrics and delicate pop mashed instrumentation which would accentuate a movie’s true quality.
Nonetheless, Mayorkun was being personal as he reflects on his beginnings and gives one a comfortable position to access stories of his life. He refers to himself as a ‘Soldier Boy’ who has a more promising and brighter future in the Nigerian music landscape. For Joeboy’s take with the Mayor Of Lagos was splendid and fanciful.
The chemistry of ‘‘No Strings Attached’ reminded me of the love inflected Joeboy’ ‘‘Don’t Call Me Back’ which had Mayorkun’s input as well. It was sharp as much as this one for the victorious album Back In Office. Victony’s effort on ‘Holy Father’ was strong and staked more effect. With so much replay value, it makes for promotional release of the album also finer than every other track on the album. However, appeal and a great level replay value don’t lack on this album.
Gyakie is special and she proved to a great extent on ‘Desire.’ They share a properly constructed chemistry. ‘Let Me Know’ and ‘‘Freedom’ was good. Also the lovely Amapiano ‘Nakupenda. Regardless, Freedom was where Mayorkun lent his voice to become a weapon preaching Freedom like Safrina to the South Africans. well, the freedom also became pertinent to his life and carried elements that a close listener could correlate to his unofficial dismiss from Davido’ Music Worldwide.
While on ‘Back In Office,’ the second track, he returns back respect to the goons in the game despite taking his authoritive place and professed he is back in office. ‘‘Piece Of Me’ draws inspiration from the popular Mavin Records queen, Di’ja’s 2014 ‘Awww,’ and it was great.
“Oluwa” was the end of the album. He claims to become a living testimony and tells his detractors to disappear because he has God for himself. Mayorkun has been through a lot and this album is laid on his decentralized thoughts as one of the biggest Nigerian popstars ever amongst his equals, standing tall. Although, the delivery of Back In Office is ultra plated with prevalence. And it serves The Mayor right. Finally, this project conveys his topographic level of creative growth after 3years of being The Mayor Of Lagos to date.