One of the big names in the naija (Nigerian) music scene, Flavour N’Abania, has recently released his 4th album, Thankful. After establishing his reputation with songs like Nwa Baby (Ashawo Remix) and Adamma, Flavour’s new cd definitely confirms his musical merit.
What is nice about Flavour is that he remains fairly faithful to the (Igbo) highlife genre. This is demonstrated by the first few songs of the album, such as the opening song Keneya (original three-four time), being one of my favorite songs along with the more up-tempo Ife Adigomma and Uru Dia (Shake 2).
Thankful contains different featured artists such as Wande Coal, who joins in the hit song Wake Up, as well as female singer Chidinma who adds a lot of harmony to the balad song Ololufe.
Altogether the album is one of Nigeria’s best releases this year. As with all African releases they can either be found in the music shops on the continent itself or via iTunes.