Off his new album “Stress-Free, Chapter 1”, D’banj teams up with Burnaboy and Cheekychizzy on this smashing single. This is another Osinawata x Odogwu collaboration as the two have delivered beautiful hits in the past like ‘Won Da Mo‘, Listen and Enjoy, Also buy/download full album.
“Allow me to reintroduce myself,” so says D’Banj on the intro to “Banga”, the first track off his new album, “Stress-Free”. The statement is of course ironic, but “Stress-Free” brings a fresh new body of work from D’Banj, reflecting the quintessence of a successful career. “I went back to basics – which is why I got The Egypt 80 Band (Fela Kuti’s band, led by his son Seun Kuti) on all seven tracks – and then eased into a realm of zero anxiety after a turbulent 36 months of stress that the world has been through!” says D’Banj. On “Stress-Free”, D’banj slips into a traditional Afrobeat crooner mode, visible in the multi- layered fusion of horns, saxophones and futuristic Afrobeat synths across tracks. The Egypt 80 bring the horns on the Afrobeat fusion, “Zombie”,and the Afrobeats-meringue mix of “Lagos” as well as the free-wheeling “Stress Free” and “Banga”. “Ikebe” is a gentle, uplifting prayer while “Big Vibe” incorporates the Amapiano sound into a pan-Continental dance special