STYLE: Reggae RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 22319-12277 LABEL: Independent cd001 FORMAT: CD Single ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by David Faulkner
Nona Joyce Edeki's debut single is for charity and features three versions of the same song, labelled as reggae (though that really only describes the percussion), jazz (more like MOR, actually) and instrumental. It features a blinding sax player, Femi Ajayi; everything else is sequenced by Kulanen Ikyo. Nona has been singing in choirs for years, but occasionally you can hear that her voice is untrained. Some extra reverb might have disguised that. Beyond that, the song is infectious and has a melody that could easily cross over to white majority churches. However the testifying lyrics are crammed with the language of Zion. So it's a promising if flawed debut; put Nona Joyce with the right musical partners and mentors and she could flourish.
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