Gbagada ExpressFireboy DML, BOJ, Buju, Fresh L.
Gbagada Express is a masterpiece - a collection of the biggest and most exciting names in Afrobeats, all anchored by Boj's effortlessly cool and fearless embrace of genre. Contributions come from Wizkid, Davido, Mr Eazi, Amaarae, Buju, Tiwa Savage, Moliy, Enny, Darkovibes and countless more, as Boj folds in everything from Afrodrill to synthetic RnB, creating a thrilling overview of where Alte is at, and just where it can go to. His most mature work, the album is an artist coming to terms with adulthood, navigating the conflict between his party lifestyle and a new commitment to being a grown man in love, Named after his Lagos studio (the hub which all the artists passed through), the album is a snapshot of a scene at the height of it's powers, and the crowning moment in Boj's career. Another top tier link up from Boj's instant-classic album Gbadaga Express... Owo Ni Koko features current king of Afrobeats Fireboy DML (fresh from global, Ed Sheeran endorsed hit Peru) flexing on the Alte sound Boj has made his own. The results are predictably superb. Singing about money- needing it, chasing it and grabbing it- Boj's rich, bass heavy tone makes the perfect platform for Fireboy's higher pitch to soar over, a hustlers anthem wrapped up in a heart-melting melody.