Mr Real is back with the remix! For months on end, we have all been unable to escape the electrifying sound of shaku shaku anthem”‘Legbegbe”. This hit song is one you are sure to hear at every party with a DJ who’s worth his salt.
And just when we were approaching an anti-climax, Mr Real surprises us with a revamped version of the song; a remix with Niniola and South African artistes, Vista, DJ Catzico and DJ Maphorisa.
The song opens with the captivating deep throated chanting that is archetypal of South African music, with a house beat that is a far enhanced version of what the original hit song had.
It is quite fascinating how Mr Real has already gotten himself an international collaboration after entering mainstream Nigerian music a year ago! With his swagger, attitude, and ibile style raps, he is letting us know that he is not a one-hit wonder. Mr Real is for real.
The sweet feminine voice of Niniola comes like a soft coo in the second verse; and then she switches up abruptly and becomes this deeper-voiced rapper, spitting out lines in Yoruba. The chanting and the synthesizer give layers to this reformed track; making us think of more combos of shaku shaku and South African dances that transcend the gwara gwara.
Although the production is cooler and more complex, it still maintains those heavy beats that push you on to the dance floor and that catchy quality that makes you shout “Mr Real! Mr Real!”.