Review: a farewell to being blue, Evarything is Good with Eva Alordiah

It’s one thing when you consider the reality of Eva’s defeated depression, somehow, it is another when the change it occasioned for the rapper dawns on you. An individual strictly maintaining her privacy is the statement her recent lifestyle makes.

Eva Alordiah released a new project but it is not on any streaming platform even when she has profiles on them. The album was published on her personal website for private listening with any fan that cares. She spent the past few months rebuilding her fanbase with newsletters on Mail as well as videos on YouTube.

Eva Alordiah

Eva has never for once hidden her fight with depression since her return from it many months ago. This enemy that displaced her promising career in 2017, thankfully, was defeated. You can name her one of the best, if not the best, female rappers, in Nigeria and you will not be questioned.

Eva’s exclusive album titled Evarything Good comprises 8 songs. A motivational Keep The Vibe must be the album opener to lead the listener through a reassurance that Eva is good (Evarything is Good): Eva is no longer depressed. She is confident of this because this is not another “sad song”.

Eva Alordiah’s Evarything Good album cover.

Eva gives her audience a glimpse of what she experienced with a brief analysis of her depressed days on the fourth track named after the album title.

“I really changed,” Eva proclaims on Not The Same, with a warning signal rapped with an unshaken voice. This song oozes a personality who has learned to grow after multiple disappointments and hurts from people around, hence “it wasn’t taking me anywhere, so I cut ties” to the surprise of her reference. Get It is a wing spreading from the joint of Not The Same. However, the damn-you Eva becomes more lenient on the latter.

Eva Alordiah

On Sight and Front/Back are a work of boldness; they defy the conventional womanhood; a clan that hardly verbally confesses their need for sex to a man. Here, Eva paints the nastiest of sex, reveals her hysterical sexual urge, expresses her fantasies and demands for “sea food diet” and “sex”. In the notes that accompany both songs, the singer admits to having a childhood sexual molestation which hindered her expression of her urge for sex and that, the latter song “tugs selfishly at those hidden, raw parts of me that are dangerously feminine and wild.”

Eva’s wildness becomes very dominant on Quick Thing. This reduces the album to a collection of music pieces friendly on the note of motivation and a push to survive blueness and highly erotic on the note of Eva’s consciousness and acceptance of her nature.

Stream Eva Alordiah’s Evarything Good via the link below.

Eva’s early days as a rapper is remembered for prospect and undoubtedly, a mastery of the rap genre. While these features are still existent on Evarything Good, her newest body of work, we hope Eva recognizes the need for a collaboration with a fluid singer who is sound enough to complement her dauntless rap verses with some catchy hooks. A scout for underground singers will do!

Ratings: 6/10
Sam George Mac is a music journalist known for the reviews of several music albums and songs. He is a singer and songwriter of Afrobeats, Dancehall, Highlife and RnB with the stage name SGM — a graduate of Mass Communication from The West African Union University, Cotonou.

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