Nigeria’s music scene today is populated with people trying to hit a goldmine. There seems to be no one who is passionate about making music simply for the joy of it. Everybody and their grandmother have hopped on the lyrical bandwagon. And that’s exactly what Sleeq has jumped off with a refreshing new and melodious sound that puts shame to all the racket-in-the-attic that blare through sound speakers.
Come July 20th 2013 S2DB Entertainment will unveil what is expected to be its flagship tune. Something that should make the rainy season worth it for couples, young or old. “The General’s Daughter” is a mellow synthesis of sound and effect as Sleeq soulfully weaves a tale of his dangerous entanglement with the daughter of a Nigerian Army General. You cannot help but follow his drift as he wraps his sexy silky voice around a purposeful and creatively produced beat that is sure to lead you to bliss. It is intelligence and charisma that define this singer.
Sleeq is an “Abuja boy” who has been in the music business since his undergraduate career where he managed to stay in sync with the trends of the time by keeping vigil at Tuface’s Festac office in the middle of the last decade. The last time we met, we sat in an SUV in Wuse 2 and he talked to me about his music and his life and his passion: the things he holds dear. He talked about his brand of music called Legacy Music which he says is a different kind of music: something thoughtful but authentic.
There is an African proverb that says you can know how the day will end by first seeing how it starts and by the looks of things Sleeq is sure to pull off a coup when he overthrows the current crowd of potboilers who pretend to be singers. This man is going to be a General himself one day.