Not relenting on the success of his recently released EP, “I Remember Everything (IRE),” Afrobeats sensation, Oladapo David Olajide, professionally known as Dapo Tuburna, is set to release a new single titled “Yellow Cooler“; just like Jollof rice in a “Yellow Cooler” at an Owambe party, the groovy song recalls images of the good times – the “See Finish” singer admits that the “Yellow Cooler” is a ‘happy pill that brightens up the room and brings the feeling of elevation from within‘ – produced by Jad O, the musical offering was mixed and mastered by SynX and features elements of palm wine music in the instrumentals which makes the song a melodic fit for a celebratory mood.
“Let’s make a toast to the good life now, say mi story don change,” Dapo sings. “Yellow Cooler” is a toast to the good life and a reminder to live in the moment and enjoy the fleeting good times; set to make his mark in the industry with his depth for storytelling and riding on the waves of catchy melodies, he’s credited with having worked with the likes of Olamide, Ycee and Mayorkun, to name a few. He reveals that he was influenced by music from greats such as Ebenezer Obey, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Damian Marley, Femi Kuti and 2face Idibia – the last of five kids, he was born in Oshodi, a sub-urban area in Lagos, Nigeria – he started music at a very young age from the church and has a military background as Navy boy at the Nigerian Navy School in Abeokuta, which also helped him shape his music. Learning from the greats, he used to open for Femi Kuti at the African Shrine on Sundays which shaped him as a better musician. Dapo Tuburna has paid his dues on the Nigerian music scene with hit songs including “Nothing,” “Ajala,” “Gingo Vibes” “Feel Free” and the fan favorite, “See Finish,” on which he featured Mayorkun.
His unique style, poise and charisma, boosted by the bubbly social life endeared him to music lovers which in no time led to his swift rise to prominence in music circles in Nigeria; his debut EP which was released in March, has amassed over ten million views – listen up and share your thoughts on “Yellow Cooler.” | ENJOY!!!