Review: Godbeats’ Flesh N Blood is a nutshell of retro music

Godbeats, also known as Zachary Chinedu, is a Nigerian producer who is also skilful in the art of singing. The artiste’s extended playlist titled Flesh N Blood, from its title and its prayerful art cover, is suggestive of a situation in dire need of divine intervention.

We only have five minutes on the first two tracks to find out that the project was compiled to lament the socio-political crises Nigeria is being faced with in more recent times.

Godbeats’ Flesh N Blood is a raw attempt at retro music. Listening to the project feels like one is living the 2face Idibia era once again. It’s glaring the only contemporary sound on this project is the last track on which he tries his hands on Amapiano. The attempt is devoid of full lyrics; his intent is repetition for the sake of vibe.

Godbeats’ Flesh N Blood art.

With its message, Flesh N Blood is still much relevant in today’s Nigeria, at least, until Nigeria witnesses the necessary revolution. However, Godbeats will be looking to try a more contemporarily acceptable genre of music if he does care about the commercial aspect of music.

Rating: 5.7/10
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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