Fiokee taps Bella Shmurda to serve personal
Prominent guitarist, Ifiok Effianga, professionally known as Fiokee, has returned to the music scene with a smashing hit to ignite the yuletide groove in this sizzling duet with the reigning prince of Afro Street-hop Bella Shmurda dubbed, Personal.
Fiokee, who also recently released another evergreen classic dubbed, Follow You featuring Afro-fusion superstars Chike and Gyakie, has successfully carved a discography laden with timeless records. On Personal, he unleashes a harvest of mesmerising guitar riffs, which blend with the Afro-fusion rhythm on the record.
On Personal, Fiokee’s and Bella Shmurda’s chemistry is seamless, as Bella’s sharp and fluffy vocals simmer through the Amapiano-fused jam. Fiokee’s dexterity on the strings soars on this record, as he masterfully blends his guitar riffs with the soothing piano chords and log drums of the Amapiano melody, creating a fine Afro-fusion blend that is as silky as cake batter.
“Please don’t take it personal/ Money me I chase, no friends no foes/ I need some space, I dey run my race,” Shmurda dazzles throughout this record in a halo of witty lyricism, taking the record as personal as it can get.
The Lagos-bred singer simply spotlights the deep-seated struggles most entertainers face with respect to setting boundaries and maintaining personal time.
This ‘Acoustic Amapiano’ is safely one of the most creative experimentations of the genre, especially in a time where the rhythm is fast catching on across the continent. It also reflects Fiokee’s whiz as an A&R for even envisioning this duet!