This year, we’ve had amazing collaborations that have rocked the music scene from different genres. Collaborations like ‘Nobody’ by DJ Neptune Feat. Mr. Eazi and Joeboy, Olamide’s ‘Loading’ Feat. Badboy Timz, and many more. Recently, fast-rising acts, Na-ku who is a singer and a rapper, and Trill Xoe who is a producer, decided to add to this amazing lineup features with their single, ‘8 am In Lekki’.
The song is ushered in with a highlife instrumental which is accompanied by a slow tempo beat to allow the depth of the emotions carried in the song to be felt by the listener. Na-ku and Trill Xoe show the extent of their connection on a creative level as both artists excellently delivered the song.
On the record, Na-ku talks about his relationship which he’s having concerns for as he is dealing with a present but absent partner which communication isn’t one of their milieus. Na-ku expresses this by saying; “Don’t know why you ain’t here but I need ya. Think you can tell me why you ain’t here when I need you”. But as his partner is in denial of these accusations, he goes on to say “said you are fine but I do not believe you”. I feel this is a special record that resonates with a lot of people as a lot of listeners can relate and this factor and ability are special.
Once an artist can make music its listeners can relate to, it creates a special bond and connection between both parties, and Na-ku and Trill Xoe have done so majestically well. ‘8 am in Lekki’ is a song for the ill loved and slowly getting broken-hearted. This is the song you relate to and understand where the artist is coming from. This is why it’s getting so many rounds and air plays.
Listen to ‘8 am in Lekki’ by Na-ku and Trill Xoe below.