Hot and Cold reaction to Jah’s Video with Davido

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MY Lily Video and Audio review

By Belinda Magejo

So the Most anticipated video is finally out. There’s been a lot of speculation all day after the video was released and taken down just after a few minutes. I have to say they know how to get us all worked up. At least we were left with the audio.

That was a great marketing move to get and gauge our response to the audio and try to see how we will react to the video. You know people respond differently from audio and visual. I have to say a number of people were not feeling the audio. There has been divided opinions circulating on social media all day. Some people saying it’s not the Jah Prayzah standard we are used to. Personally I was on the fence when I first heard it. Then I sat down and listened properly and it got to me. I actually love the track and when you really listen you could hear a bit of the Jerusarema beat hidden somewhere in there. The audio without the visual I give it a 3 out of 5 simply because it’s just not the party type of Jah Prayzah we are used to. This one is a chilled out laid back, the type you listen with your boo.

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One thing I noticed though, the sound is More Davido and less Jah Prayzah. I feel and think when artists do collaborations it’s nice to bring the guest artist to you. Introduce them to your sound and take the lead and make them come to you. One big problem facing Jah Prayzah is, when he collaborated with Tanzanian super star Diamond Platinumz he set the bar really high and it’s going to take a lot to surpass that. So every single collaboration he does people are going to measure and judge it looking at Watora Mari.

So the video finally dropped and I think it did shut some of the critics down. It’s a beautiful video, good quality. Good quality is now what we are used to when it comes to Jah Prayzah’s videos. I’m glad he is keeping up with the standards. One thing I have got to say though ‘What is it with those long shorts though JP’ can we do away with them please next time, they make him look a bit hmm’. I love how Davido embraces shona and drops some shona lines maybe Jah Prayzah could have picked up a bit of Yoruba or igbo to really spice it up. Davido we welcome you to Zimbabwe.

The video concept,quality,wardrobe and location I give it a 4 out 5. Well done Jah Prayzah you are definitely on your way to a BET we have already bagged a NAMA so now we need a BET from you. You are doing great putting Zimbabwe on the musical map. If you haven’t seen the video yet check it out here.

                                                                           Belinda’s Rating 

Video Quality:4 Stars (4 / 5)
Audio:3 Stars (3 / 5)




 
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