If Victor AD had a girlfriend, breaking up and leaving her alone would be difficult for him, on this seven-track project which he titled Red Eye, three had its ties linked with his break-out single” Wetin We Gain”.
While we might blame me for sticking to the pattern he is known for, on the flip side, he changed a winning formula in a volatile music industry like Nigeria.
In June 2018, I watched Motivation, a track by Erigga which featured Victor AD on Hiptv, I like the song so much that I immediately check it out on YouTube that night.
Few weeks after this collaboration, Victor AD blew up, it was sudden, the song was noted to have pressurized a lot of people. What Victor AD did on the song was to spur people into greatness, to be more hardworking, the dream was to buy Benz. Benz in this context is a metaphor for luxury.
I won’t be surprise if Wetin We Gain was played in the church, initially, I was indifferent to the song but it got to a point, I caught the fire, I blazed the song on my radio show.
The pressure was on Victor AD, some music critic already written him off, there were insinuations that he might turn to another one-hit-wonder like some of his predecessors.
To quash such narrative, Victor AD recorded a song with Davido, the narrative of prosperity was still preached but with a different beat. It tanked.
Released in the third quarter of 2018, Red Eye was a tribute to his saying on records. He mentioned red-eye on Motivation and Wetin We Gain.
T-Spize, Kel P Vibes, Freddie Beat, Jay Synths, and Kul Boy Beat were the producer who worked on the EP.
Left Pocket had attributes of the breakout singer, it was also a form of reintroduction to the new fans, he completed the task on Red Eye with some threat and self-acclaims. Who pray for half a million in his left pocket? No one but Victor AD.
Marriage has not stopped him from sighting a new catch, Vanessa had him locked down, not even 911 would save his soul from the lady of the night, what give you he doesn’t love it, who notice the interpolation of Micheal Jackson’s blood on the dance floor?
Kowo Wole sounds like a tungba for a Friday night. It maintained the say no to poverty narrative just like DOH.
Fact is a ballad with enough trumpet and saxophone chops, the lyrics are alluring and soul-piercing. For the first time, Victor AD showed he could perform magic with other themes apart from money talk.
The money trip end on the ballad, the dance hall tinged Kpokpo Didii was an endearment track with hook hinged in Galala.
It was obvious Victor AD thread on familiar turf on this EP, the exploration of the themes was limited, even with that, you have to give it to him, he showed his songwriting prowess on this EP.
Only one or two of this track sounds like a track with a relatively good shelf life, others were just a subset of Wetin we gain with some tweaking.