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In 2020, EPs are a new reality and you can see the obvious momentum Omah Lay is building towards his debut album. Therefore, What Have We Done is the natural progression to Get Layd.
The Port-Harcourt bred singer discusses the pressures of fame as well as giving props to God for his wellbeing.
Here, he somewhat let’s go of that bad boy image to deliver more vulnerable music. Lyrically, he is more introspective. Musically, the songs are Reggae-Fusion and Afro-swing.
The opening track, My Bebe is a Reggae-Fusion record that Omah Lay makes promises of amorous overdose, to a backdrop of trumpets and piano chords.
Can’t Relate reminds one of Wizkid’s Made In Lagos sound – it’s mid-tempo and it’s built on breezy guitar chords.
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Here, he speaks about the positives and negatives of stardom on this Tuzi– produced track. He comments about the reality of his newfound Fame.
The standout line from the song goes “I nor get time for talk and chill, nobody understands what I feel, no appetite for the point and kill, I put the Henny in my blood…”
Temple created some fireworks on Godly. The song has that Reggae-Fusion vibe with Temple’s tweak of the hook. Omah Lay defers to God as his refuge in his new life.
A standout line on this track “Man I thank God I Godly, say God nor ungodly, Oluwa ni comforts me when these people dey come to bother me… This is why I jaiye sometimes, with a little Henny and ice, make I fit cool my mind, I just wan live this life…”
What Have We Done feels like a better body of work to Get Layd. There’s a general theme to the whole project as the songs are linked and play off each other. It is a 7.8/10.