Popular comedian, Basketmouth released his first album titled “Yabasi” igbo word for onions today, which is the official soundtrack album to his comedy web series “Papa Benji”. His comedy web series will premiere on the 4th of December, 2020 at IMAX, Lekki. He declared in an interview with coolfm that the name was chosen because the web series is built on different layers of his life, amongst other things. In an interview with NdaniTV in 2014, Basketmouth disclosed that although comedy found him, music was his first love and he had intentions to complete that journey. Six years later, Yabasi is a step towards actualizing that dream.
The album contains 10 mind blowing tracks : Peppersoup, Myself, Ride or Die, World people, Life, One Bo, December, Papa Benji, Hustle and Udo. The artistes involved in this projects are : Oxlade, show Dem camp, Duncan Mighty, Ice prince, Waje, Ladipoe, Umu Ogbiligbo, Peruzzi, Chike, Zoro, Play, Flash, BOJ, Ceeza Milli, Flavour, Phyno, Ill Bliss, The Cavemen, Bez and Dice Ailes. All mixed by Tee-y mix.
The Project exudes deliberate design and creative crafting from the instrumentals and varying sounds of highlife, afro-pop and hip-hop to the artistes on the album. It is unique, melodious and very easy to be loved by all who listen to it. It captures quite melodiously the daily struggles of its average listener. Another theme the album focuses on is love and its importance for our sustenance as the social beings we are craving connection, which separates this body of work by far and large from any other Nollywood soundtrack. It has officially raised the bar for soundtracks and sounds in the Nigerian storytelling industry. This album comes highly recommended by us at the PGM club for as you know, we are all about pushing good music.