Now in the twilight of his career, Oritsefemi isn’t chasing pop success and the bright lights of the Lagos music hub. Music for him is back to the basics; those days in the hood, where the sound obeys a Caribbean formation, and the sounds lean towards a niche market.
Oritsefemi is far from the 2014 version of himself that penetrated Nigeria’s mainstream consciousness with ‘Double wahala.’ The changing soundscape of the industry has effectively ensured that pop culture conversations have left him behind. To his credit, he has found a way to count his blessings, and make niche music to generate value. Going back to his roots in Ajegunle won’t commandeer public attention for his music. But it puts him in a great personal space, where he is reliving his prime, with the initial core fanbase that elevated him in the first place. Being fortunate is personal after all, and if Oritsefemi says his stars are aligning, who are we to argue with that? #review #music #Oritsefemi #Life #journalist #Lagos #Nigeria #Africa