EFA – E2DFA SONG REVIEW
“My enigma didn’t make it to the top 10, was it that bad? Was it boring?” is the rhetorical question that EFA Iwara spiked at the listeners on E2DFA. The rapper who is currently signed to Bayo Omisore owned Jus’ Kidding entertainment released E2DFA a couple weeks ago and he says it is his most personal work to date.
Meanwhile, the unproven prolific rapper earlier gave us a panoramic view of his capabilities with his freestyle over the Don Jazzy produced “enigma” beat competition where he specifically narrates a certain political uprising, presumably in Jos where a man was killed while his wife and daughter were at home expecting him to arrive. Unfortunately the gunmen were also at the doorstep waiting to commit another gruesome act. He did the same on his 5 tracker ‘Waka’ EP.
EFA‘s conscious part was really drastic with a lush and lucid wordplay direct from his heart. E2DFA is not just another conscious song from EFA, but also a song that cuts across a wide range of challenges faced both by the music industry and Nigeria in general ranging from his own personal struggles, and the negative attitude of Nigerian parents toward music, particularly rap: “…then I have a father who didn’t understand, I sent you to school to get a job that’s the plan”.
E2DFA seems to create a feeling of nostalgia in a very emotional and avid listener of song lyrics, but it is a sort of masterpiece from a highly underrated rapper to combine his intelligence and mindful thoughts into a message inclined narrative song devoid of the typical women, weed, wine, money and properties rap that floods online media and radio stations today. His wordplays were sporadic and exquisitely intertwined with comprehensive narratives and straightforward puns like; “back then we had the dream of blowing up/, but now it all has a different meaning” and “…they say darkness is where the evil get it’s pass/so I say only in the dark can you see the stars” .
Among the numerous messages instilled in this song is the wistful chants against sectionalism and regionalism rather than nationalism in the final verse where he dropped a paranoid line which sees him clearly defying being attached to any ethnic group in Nigeria on; “so let’s bring peace back to the country/ whether military or civilian/I am not Hausa, Yoruba or Igbo/ pardon me if am just Nigerian” and “… so I fight for freedom you can see the scars”.
E2DFA is a grilled spontaneous overflow of EFA’s emotion; delivering poetic and heartfelt verses with the flute-laden background tune produced by D’ Tunes suited the grandeur of the song and also complemented the numerous rhetorical questions asked by EFA; “if the truth will set you free, why we spit in bars?”. Awesome !
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Thots tha Wordsmith
Under the watchful eyes of Tha Watcha