Mixed reactions have trailed D’banj’s new music video called El-Chapo. While some Nigerians decried the video that already has 1m views in 5days; others lauded the self-proclaimed koko master.
The DMW boss experiments with trap music in the song. Trap music is a subgenre that originated during the 1990s from Southern hip hop in the Southern United States.It is typified by its ominous lyrics and sound that incorporate double or triple-time sub-divided hi-hats, heavy kick drums from a Roland TR-808 synthesizer, layered synthesizers, and “cinematic” strings.The term “trap” initially referred to places where drug deals take place. In recent years it has been incorporated with electronic dance music (EDM) by artists who have remixed and made trap songs with more EDM-like aspects.
Gift, a die-hard D’banj fan said Nigerian artistes need to learn from Dbanj. According to him:”We all have to learn from Dbanj .One thing I have learnt from him is that he never gives up. He has made a name for himself”.
A certain Tim noted that D’banj has finally ousted Don Jazzy. Hear him:”Dbanj and Wande Coal finally send don jazzy to relegation with this jam. Nice one”.
However , some fans think he would have done better with the song. Jeff Wizzy wrote:”Dbanj would have featured Wizkid on this. Wizkid would have done better”.
A fan who pleaded anonymity said D’banj has lost his groove , though El-Chapo has a nice hook. “I must admit, the song does have a catchy hook, but it hurts me to reiterate that D’banj has lost it or maybe his style of music is suited only to Don Jazzy’s beat. You’re a few songs away from a ‘Major Comeback Hit’ cos this is not it. #PainedFan”.