Royal Ezenwa’s Debut Project is a Gleeful Afrofusion Mood-board

The Prince of Anambra’ as he’s fondly referred to; Royal Ezenwa is a Nigerian-American vocalist and singer whose genre of music he classifies as Afrofusion. His interest in music began at age 12 when he began to play the trumpet in middle school; it wasn’t until he got to college that he decided to explore songwriting. This newly discovered passion, fuelled by the brilliance of merging vocals over instrumentals helped him flourish and grow his artistry in no time.  After experimenting with different styles, Royal Ezenwa found himself utilizing a half-sung, half-rapped autotune cadence. 

His new self-titled project in bounty with 6 tracks and 2 features from Boy Turn3r and Oxlade on separate songs. Royal Ezenwa in a chat with MoreBranches mentions that says he put all his love, tears, frustration, fantasies, and endless lust of emotions into making it happen and it’s quite clear to see, even from the very first listen. The project takes you through a unique sound experience with soothing vocals, well-crafted lyrics, and beautiful beat compositions. 

On ‘Destiny’, the soft tempo opener dripped in percussions and emotions, he leaves no stones unturned as he journeys through his origin, his destiny, and his desires. Not all project openers carry so much introspectiveness these days.  

All those feelings quickly turn into lust on ‘Woman’, a humming tale that tells the story of a certain woman he’s in love with. The drums and bumps quickly transition into a groovy tune. 

“If you’re a fine boy and you don’t have money, go for ugly girls because fine girls are for rich boys, that is what they mean by life no balance”….These were the words of a certain philosopher in the intro of ‘Balanci’, an intoxicatingly soothing song specially made for the city boys in search of inspiration. As the saying goes: ’all fingers aren’t equal”, this point of view is what laid the foundation on Royal Ezenwa’s third track. 

If you had ideas since the start of the project, ‘Jonzing’ definitely confirms it. The truth is Royal Ezenwa isn’t a Rema knockoff, he’s an independent versatile artist who may have been subtly influenced by the ‘Calm Down’ crooner, but his on his own lane and equipped with unique and refined features. 

Oxlade comes in clutch on ‘I Know’, a track ordained to be a fan favorite. The most striking part of this song is how two artists with very different styles sync so well that you can almost be sure they’re a duo. If you enjoyed the thrill and frenzy from ‘Ku Lo Sa”, neither of the artists failed to bring on their A-game here. 

The closing track ‘OVALOAD’ is a fast-paced gbedu on which he recruits homegrown rapper Boy Turn3r to give a well-deserved closing track that befits the array of solid tunes so far. There’s still a lot more to discover and be excited about. 

LISTEN TO THE FULL EP ‘ROYAL EZENWA’ HERE. 

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