The full-length project A Decade After is the most anticipated project of Akinade Ibuoye popularly known as Gaise Baba who beyond being a musician is seen as a Culture Architect, impacting the culture through the urban Christian music space.
The album has been tipped for release for over five months now, little wonder it has been seen as Gaise Baba’s most anticipated project since Logo (The EP) was released in September 2020. A Decade After is his sophomore album as his debut Gaise Baba was released under Sanctified Records in 2011.
For a lot of Gaise Baba’s fans, this sophomore album is expected to bring a new bundle of joy and celebrate his consistency as well as the years he has put into shaping music and creating a youthful culture in the Nigerian Christian music space, one he has been into since his years at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) as an undergraduate till this present moment. Viral hits like “Awa O Tush Oh,” “Dobale,” “Little Drops,” and the most recent, “Logo” are some of the songs that have placed Gaise Baba as a superb musician since his official entry into the music industry in 2010.
In light of how far he has come, one that can be likened to being a legend as he has been pivotal to the career of numerous artists, Gaise Baba is grateful and shows his appreciation. As such, he has reconvened that feeling into high musical vibrations, reiterating one of the core factors he has stood on over the years which is bearing the light. With excellent production from ID Cabasa, DJ Klem, T Babz and Password, Gaise Baba takes us once again on his musical journey of being Light.
The 13-track project which comprises various sounds ranging from rap and Afrobeats starts off on a gentle vibe with “Surely,” a hopeful track where Gaise Baba expresses his appreciation to God even as he hopes for brighter days. “Eje (Blood)” is a reminder that there’s nothing beyond the power of the blood of Jesus. On “Ready ft. Nosa,” Gaise Baba reiterates his commitment on following the way of the Lord as he has done through the years.
“Questions ft. Tobi Toun” is a rap song where Gaise Baba touches on major issues in faith and Christianity as a whole. “Olulana” explains the plight of a husband acknowledging his need for God’s help in leading his home right. “Everything ft. Angeloh” ushers that youthful vibe as they both admit that with God’s help, they can overcome all things in their life journey.
In “Emergency,” Gaise Baba activates his storytelling prowess as he shares the risk of infidelity, one which a lot of persons encounter in their relationships nowadays. “Titilai (Forever)” is a remake of the previously released single love song, a fresh live performance of the track. “Elijah Level ft. Izee Smith” brings that consciousness that everyone in life has their time and one’s time will surely come. “Gbagbe Oshi” is a live recording version of one of his songs from Lounge 464, a monthly show that Gaise Baba hosts in Lagos and Abuja.
“Ojonlo (Time is slipping away)” is a song where Gaise Baba speaks in his dialect and brings back that old feel of Yoruba folklore, in a call to salvation for those yet without Christ. The last track on the album “Wonbiliki Wobia” captures once again Gaise Baba’s storytelling skills as he speaks up on major issues and how greed has eaten deep into the society and politics inclusive.
With over 10 years in the music industry, one thing is evident and has remained constant in Gaise Baba’s music – Growth. He has proven that he’s able to blend and evolve his sound with the times, and that has made this album a masterpiece as he keeps using his music to uplift and teach on pressing and relatable issues in society.
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