BNXN appears to be very intentional with his sophomore project [Review]
BNXN appears to be very intentional with his sophomore project
The latest EP by budding Afrobeats artist BNXN (aka Buju), titled Bad Since ’97, features some of the greatest artists in the field, including Wizkid, Olamide, and others.
The singer-songwriter gained popularity mostly through features, and fans have dubbed him the “master of melodies and hooks” for his distinctive vocals and dependably memorable hooks.
The musician, real name Daniel Benson, appeared on two significant Afrobeats tracks in 2021: Wizkid’s “Mood” and Ladipoe’s “Feeling.”
Following recent partnerships with Dave and M Huncho and the release of his Wande Coal-assisted hit, “Kenkele,” BNXN has created hype surrounding the release of his most recent EP, and he didn’t let it down.
BXBN’s seductive vocals are complemented by production from artists like TSB and Juls as he combines powerful poetry with captivating melodies and gripping flows throughout the 7-track album. The Wizkid-featuring “Many Ways” and “In My Mind,” which was premiered on COLORS Berlin before the EP was released, are two standout tracks.
BNXN attempts to once more demonstrate that he can do for himself what he has done for other artists in his second act, “Bad Since ’97.”
The dreadfully predictable “Kenkele,” the album’s opening track, featured BNXN’s lazy delivery of an overplayed melody that did not motivate Wande Coal to exert himself.
Two days before the album’s release, he debuted the song “In My Mind” on Colors Studio, providing some relief.
BNXN is purposefully highlighting his accomplishments since the release of his debut tape in his second endeavour.
In the self-titled “Bad Since ’97,” he asserts that he is an artist who possesses distinctive characteristics and audaciously compares the quality of his creativity to that of the tallest skyscraper in the world.
The progression is nice despite the melody’s predictability.