Oxlade has come a long way since his scene-stealing feature on Blaqbonez’s 2018 single ‘Mamiwater’. The young singer has gone on a feature-killing spree, built a very organic but expansive fanbase and performed at the O2 alongside some of the country’s biggest stars including Wizkid. Last weekend, the singer released his debut and introductory EP “Oxygene” which has already been generating rave reviews from listeners and critics. But one of the standout selections off the brief tape is the final track ‘Table Turn’ which houses the only guest on the EP, Moelogo.
Over the soft but gloomy Echo production, Oxlade and Moelogo take us on a quick trip down memory lane to the days when all they had was just their gifts. A time when their audience was limited to eager friends who cheer their best efforts as they try to forge their raw talents into shining diamonds. But now, the pair have come so far in the scene and as believers in the law of Karma, they attribute some of their success to their good spirits and genuine energy.
‘Tables Turn’ is a subtle victory lap that recognizes the significant growth they have recorded since they broke into the scene. The duet reminds us that no condition lasts forever, admonishing that whatever position you find yourself in, just try to be genuine in your dealings. Be a good person. “Just be doing good…cos good nahin be koko” they tell us.
The song also takes a stab at detractors who dismissed them in their come up days. “Only if they know say the boy go blow…Them for no reason am bad…them for no try to bring am down” Ox sings.
Oxlade is well on his way but he isn’t there yet and he knows. That’s why the record and by extension the entire EP ends with a heartfelt prayer of blessings and remarkable success from his beloved grandmother.
Listen to the record above.