After taking a four-year break, iconic Nigerian singer,D’banj has released a new album titled,Stress Free.
Speaking on the new album,the self-acclaimed Kokomaster revealed why he collaborated with Seun Kuti on the project.He said,“I went back to legacy – which is why I got Egypt 80(led by Seun Kuti)on all seven tracks – and then eased into a realm of zero anxiety after the turbulent period that the world has been through. We had a lot of fun in the studio and hopefully, this all shows up on the record!”
With the album,Stress Free,D’banj slips into Afrobeats innovation mode, visible in the multi-layered fusion of horns, saxophones and futuristic synths across tracks.The Egypt 80 brings the horns on the Afrobeat fusion, “Zombie”, and the Afro-meringue mix of “Welcome To Lagos” as well as the free-wheeling “Stress Free” and “Banga”.
“Ikebe”, meanwhile, is a gentle, uplifting prayer while “Big Vibe” incorporates the Amapiano sound into a pan-Continental dance special and “Avocado” – featuring Burna Boy – leads you into a glorious sense of Afrobeats utopia.The artiste last released an album in 2017 which he titled, King Don Come.