Killertunes established himself as an excellent hit-maker, & Singer his on his debut KillaXtra album
Over the back half of the 2010s, on his debut KillaXtra album Killertunes established himself as an excellent hit-maker, helming huge slaps like Mut4y and Wizkid’s “Manya,” Spinall, and Kizz Daniel’s “Baba,” Olamide’s “Motigbana,” and much more.
While he’s remained trusty with producing great music for a long line of artists, including Mr Eazi, Joeboy, and Phyno, Killertunes has been inching towards a more wholesome and autonomous curation of his effort.
emPawa Africa unveils “KillaXtra” the album, by Nigerian music producer turned singer. This is Killertunes debut album and he hopes to make everybody get to like the music and his growth.
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Over a year later, Killertunes returned with the summery bop, “Light Up,” with assists from Walshy Fire, Like Mike, and Zimbabwean star Sha Sha.
It marked the first time he would release a song with prominent vocal contributions, and he followed up shortly after with “Bite Me,” a solo track that served as a bolder statement of his intent to pair his behind-the-boards prowess with his chops in front of the mic.
On “Bite Me,” Killertunes basks in the familiar feeling of triumph, pettily dismissing the unbelievers from his past and reveling in a heightened sense of confidence.
This conviction is what powers his newly released debut album, KillaXtra, a 13-set track where he takes the vocal lead all through.
With vivid influences from Wizkid, Afropop’s most indelible vocal performer in the last decade, Killertunes’ showing leans into bright melodies and hook-driven songwriting.
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He’s joined by a handful of guests, including Odunsi (the Engine), Nissi, Midas the Jagaban, Kida Kudz, and more, all of whom serve complementary purposes.
KillaXtra unfolds a new era for Killertunes, one where the full range of his talents has to be acknowledged.
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Mp3bullet gives the project an 70% (Good) general rating