Yesterday saw the premiere of ‘Oyato’, the latest single by one of my favourite artists D’Banj. The singer achieved international success this summer with his previous offering, Oliver Twist, which reached number two in the UK R’n’B chart. Those who know me will know this is one of my TUNES! D’banj showed the world he had no intentions of being a one hit wonder with the no-nonsense video for Oliver Twist which included guest appearances from his friends, Kanye West and Big Sean. To say Oliver Twist is a hard act to follow would be an understatement, but D’Banj might just have yet another hit on his hands with the catchy Oyato which is already causing a stir amongst his fans on Twitter and was even trending in London yesterday. The star has been retweeting the many positive posts about the song and encouraging people to download it. Oyato is a reminder as to why D’Banj has won awards, including a BET award for his contribution to African music. Oliver Twist had a mainstream sound that got him heavy rotation on radio and in clubs, while his new single has a more classic Afrobeat sound to it. Like Oliver Twist, Oyato has a slower but equally infectious beat, but is the UK really ready for Afrobeats? We are about to find out!
What do you think??